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Ferns - Perennial

Dryopteris erythrosora, Autumn Fern

Autumn Fern is a wonderful, low growing and spreading fern that sends up new fronds of copper-red tones giving this evergreen beauty some color interest as well. Great for use in woodland gardens, courtyards and shady pathways planted with Heuchera and Hosta companions.

We also like Autumn Fern as an accent to winter containers as it will tolerate the winter sun but move to a shadier spot in the spring when you change your annual planting.
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Dryopteris erythrosora, Autumn Fern
  • Planting & Care

Size & Spacing

  • Bed Spacing: 12-18"
  • Container Spacing: 8"
  • Mature Width: 12-18"
  • Mature Height: 18-24"

Planting Type

  • Containers
  • Ground Cover
  • Border
  • Mid


  • Early Spring
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter


  • Perennial


  • Partial Sun
  • Shade

Water Requirements

  • Normal


  • Light Feeder

Tolerant to

  • Drought

Growth Characteristics:
Low growing and spreading fern with new fronds emerging with copper-red tones. Evergreen in our region.

Care & Maintenance:
Although Autumn Fern can be drought resistant, we recommend consistent moisture and regular feeding will yield the best performance from this plant. Prune back old growth as needed. She's pretty much an easy keeper.