New growth starts out a striking orange color on this standard green fern.
This improved selection of the Autumn Fern has new fronds of an especially bright coppery pink shade, contrasting with the older dark green ones. Evergreen in mild winter regions, this is one of the best species for mass planting in moist woodland areas. Plants will tolerate some sun if the site is evenly moist. Old fronds may be trimmed in spring, if they look untidy. Mulch around the plants with dead leaves in the fall, to help conserve moisture in summer. Clumps may be divided every 3 to 4 years, in early spring.
Foliage plant all season
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Full Shade,Partial Shade
Grow on at 60-70° F to flush fronds, once fully open drop temperature to 58-63° F. Provide 50% shade, keep evenly moist and never allow to completely dry out. Water early so fronds dry before nightfall. Fertilize sparingly. Plants generally finish in 6-10 weeks based on growing conditions.
Plants Per Gallon: 1
Storage Temperature Prior to Planting: 38
Cooler Humidity Prior to Planting: Low
Plant in well draining soil keeping crown of the plant at the same level it was in the plug. Once potted, water immediately and apply a broad spectrum fungicide according to directions to avoid crown and root rot.
Easy to grow in humus-rich soil in partial shade to shade. Perfect for the woodland garden.