Autumn Fern


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Reviews (3)

  • 5
    Autumn Fern

    Posted by Amanda Reel on 28th Aug 2019

    This is a wonderful addition to my flower garden. Looks great where I planted it.

  • 5
    Autumn Fern

    Posted by Rita Thomas on 28th Aug 2019

    This is a wonderful addition to my flower garden. Looks great where I planted it.

  • 5
    Autumn Fern

    Posted by Stephen Reed on 23rd Aug 2019


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Shipping Information

We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.


Autumn Fern works well when used for boarders 

Autumn Fern - Dryopteris erythrosora. The Autumn Fern, Japanese wood fern, or copper shield fern, native to East Asia from the Philippines north to Japan and China. The plant is a perennial evergreen, herbaceous fern, which grows best in zones 5 to 9 on the Hardiness Zone Map. The Autumn Fern is often used for landscaping and is favorite for its bright-green color that is sustained for most of the year.

Dryopteris erythrosora is an Award-winning plant, in states across the country. Some of the awards include, one of Top Ten Perennials by the Georgia Perennial Plant Association, Great Plant Picks for the Maritime Pacific Northwest, Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society, as well as Florida Plant of the Decade.

Autumn Fern reaches about two feet in height, and one and a half feet in diameter at maturity

A real stand out for the plant is their coppery-red and green triangular fronds, also sometimes seen as a pink hue. The fronds turn to a solid green color, as the plant matures. Fortunately, new ferns shoot up through most of the season, giving us more time to enjoy the sea of colors. Upon maturity, the fronds curve from the center of the clump to form an elegant vase shape. They work well for borders and backgrounds, due to its horizontal growth and thick foliage.

Autumn Fern grows best in the shade with moist soil

The Autumn Fern is relatively easy to grow, but some basic knowledge is needed. For healthy vigorous growth, an organically rich acidic soil should be used. The soil needs to be moist, but also needs to drain well. Watering should take place often enough, to keep the soil moist throughout the year. The ferns need to be grown in partial to full shade; they cannot take full sunlight. Early morning indirect light or late evening may be tolerated. 

Autumn Fern Ships as Bare Root