Dryopteris erythrosora

Dryopteris erythrosora  • 

Photo: Dryopteris erythrosora

General description

Features: Fronds unfurl copper-red, maturing to bronze and then green. Green summer foliage can then acquire a russet tone in autumn. Spreads slowly by rhizomes. Very attractive colr. Ht: 18-39 inches. Blooms, grown for foliage. Hardiness zones 3-8. Deer resistant.

Plant requirements

Sun to shade. Grow in fertile, humus-rich soil. Keep soil moist, watering freely in dry weather. Plant crowns no more than 1-2 inches, planting too deep is often fatal.



Practical use

Woodland areas, groundcover, container. 

Planted in 2015 near front porch.


40 - 70 cm
Full sun, Partial shade
Moist but well-drained