Dryopteris Ferns.

A large group of ferns often called 'wood ferns' however Dryopteris Ferns are also shield fern and autumn fern depending on the species and country.

The autumn fern reference is applied to Dryopteris erythrosora and comes from the color of the new foliage, coppery red, the shades of autumn, however the color appears in spring not autumn.

In the UK this is usually a deciduous fern due to the frosts and cold, in warmer climates it is evergreen.

Dryopteris Fern Species

Look for Dryopteris dilatata 'Lepidota Crispa Cristata'

Available for sale from the following growers

LONG ACRE PLANTS - Tel 01963 32802
South Marsh, Charlton Musgrove. Wincanton, Somerset, BA9 8EX
A large range of unusual perennials, bulbs and ferns in any semi- or fully shaded position in the garden, grown here in Somerset using peat free compost.

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