Dryopteris lepidopoda

Sunset fern

Fern Facts


Hardiness (USDA zones): 5-9

Size: 2' - 2.5'

Size (cm): 61cm-76cm

Height and Spread: Medium - 1' to 3' in height or spread in 5 years

Garden Use: Containers, Ferns for color

Origin: China, India, Taiwan


New fronds emerge a beautiful brickey-red and gradually become an olive-green; the show continues for most of the summer—new fronds come up in succession instead of a single flush.  Average soil, and morning sun to dappled shade.  

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