Autumn Ferns

Autumn Ferns

Botanical Latin Name: Dryopteris erythrosora

Common name: Autumn Ferns

Sun Exposure: Full to partial shade

Hardiness Zone: USDA zones 5-9

Mature Height: 18 to 24 inches

Spread: 18 to 24 inches

Spacing: 18 inches

Growth Rate: They increase in diameter very slowly

Flowering Time: Peak color is in the spring with the copper-red or pink fronds

How Long It Flowers: Changes colors throughout the season Flower Color: Coppery red and green triangular fronds. The fern turns green in the summer.

Soil Requirements: Moist but well-drained, acid soil, low salt

Image result for autumn fern Pruning: Remove the dead fronds in the spring to help the plant look its best. Divide the plants in the spring or autumn every three to four years.

Flower Form: The Autumn fern is more durable than most ferns. It can tolerate poor conditions and dry spells. At maturity, the fronds arch from the center of the plant to form a vase shape. The upright fronds have a lacy texture. It is easy fern to grow and great to use for beds, borders, and containers.

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