Dryopteris Autumn Fern

Product Description

The Dryopteris Autumn Fern is an unparalleled option for a vibrant ground cover or landscape border. Its new fronds reveal themselves in striking shades of orange-red that change to copper-pink before maturing to the lush deep green it maintains through the summer season. The Autumn Fern’s growth process is both beautiful and breathtaking and a real treat to watch!

This unique dwarf fern is known as an accent fern and is an excellent choice for ground covers or borders in any shady landscape.

The Autumn Fern grows best in full to partial shade, and does not react well to hot sunlight. The fern performs best in moist, rich, deep, well-drained, organically-supplemented soils. It can be planted in pots to give that porch or patio the perfect accent.

Botanical Name

Dryopteris erythrosora

Sunlight Full Shade
Foliage Color Green
Mature Height 1.5-2 ft
Mature Width 18 in
Growing Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Growing Zones
Special Features
  • Attractive foliage
  • Low maintenance
  • Evergreen
  • Cold Hardy

Shipping Info

Once your Dryopteris Autumn Fern order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.

Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.

upside down test

No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.

Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.

We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.

Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?

Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.

our story Lloyd nurseryGrowing our own plants and trees helps to ensure we ship you the best quality plants that are free of pests and diseases.

Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!

Pot Sizes

Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.

Shipping Fees

Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order.  Please use the chart below to see what your shipping charge will be.

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Care

DRYOPTERIS AUTUMN FERN CARE:

The Dryopteris Autumn Fern is a slow-growing, low maintenance plant. Any good forest loam is best for soil. This fern needs full shade conditions, and can only tolerate 1 to 2 hours of direct sunlight daily. Once established, it has good drought tolerance.

Multiples should be planted 12 to 18 inches apart.

PLANTING INSTRUCTIONS:

Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.

Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.

Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright. Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.

Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.

Mulch is not generally necessary for these ferns.

To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your Dryopteris Autumn Fern, our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!

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3 reviews for Dryopteris Autumn Fern

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Budd

    Truly a Perfect Plant! Thank you

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Austin S.

    Bought 3 1gallons and I am very pleased. Well packaged and arrived in 1 box. They even gave me planting instructions about ferns.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kelsey

    I love this fern! Arrived quickly and I loved the directions on how to take care of my fern. Thanks so much Perfect Plants. I’ll be ordering plants from you again.

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