Deer Resistant, spectacular foliage fern

Autumn Fern, drypoteris erythosora, has spectacular foliage color that lasts all season.  New fronds uncurl as a pinkish-copper color and then mature to rich green.  It’s a 18-14 inch evergreen perennial fern that is perfect for adding texture in shady areas of the garden.  Will also grow well in containers.

US Zone 3-8, this fern is visually attractive for it’s foliage.  It has no fragrance and grows moderately fast.  As a perennial fern, it likes shade, maybe a little morning sun, well drained average soil suits it fine with moderate rainfall.

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