Dryopteris Erythrosora. 3 Litre Pot.
- RHS Award of Garden Merit
- Position: Full,partial shade
- Soil: Moist
- Growth rate: Average
- Hardiness: Hardy
- Eventual height: 0.6m
- Eventual spread: 0.4m
Dryopteris Erythrosora or Japanese Shield Fern / Buckler Fern, holder of the much coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit, is a deciduous or semi-evergreen fern, with its creeping rhizome producing tufts of pinnate, copper-red fronds when newly developed, changing to dark green-red later. Ideal for the woodland setting, or shady damp area of the garden.
Looking After Your Dryopteris Erythrosora
Generally pest and disease free, ferns are moisture loving plants preferring a shady position within the garden, if grown in sunnier aspects keeping the soil moist and well drained at all times is a must to maintain its healthy appearance, planting in a humus rich soil. Late Autumn give a good tidy by removing any dead or discoloured fronds and apply a mulch of well rotted garden compost or leaf mould, this will also help protect the plant during the colder Winter months. Early Spring feed with bone meal or a good quality general purpose fertiliser. Propagation or relocation can also be done early Spring.