Dryopteris Erythrosora
Autumn fern

Height: Short

Planting Zone: 1

A beautiful deciduous fern that forms a shuttlecock-like crown. Foliage is broadly triangular and divided; it is a lovely coppery pink when young, slowly maturing to dark green. Foliage persists until mid-winter. Plant with plenty of well rotted leaf mold or compost and keep moist. Contrasts beautifully with other shade loving plants. This plant is also suitable for the Pondside/Bog garden. Place around the edge of a pond, providing soil is damp and not waterlogged. Alternatively plant in damp areas of the garden.