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What is this fern please?

  • What is this fern please?
  • What is this fern please?
  • What is this fern please?
  • What is this fern please?

It has some lovely rust coloured fronds but mainly green.

Comments (5)

  1. Grower

    Angie's Garden

    Ferns can be notoriously difficult to identify Suzi. Am I right in thinking it is in a pot? The rust coloured foliage could in my opinion be either the fact that your fern is too dry or dying back for winter. Not all ferns are evergreen. You could give a go at trying to id via this
    https://ebps.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Fern-Guide01.pdf

  2. Grower

    Andy J

    It looks like it may be Dryopteris erythrosora (the Autumn fern). If it's basically evergreen, new fronds are coppery to red but turn to green as they get older, and if the sori on the undersides of mature fronds start pale green but turn reddish eventually, then it probably is erythrosora. The fronds, pinnae and pinnules all look right, and the the pattern of sori is right. There are very similar Dryopteris species from the far east (e.g. D. koidzumiana & D. labordei) but D. erythrosora is far more commonly grown in the UK. It's a great fern, one of my favorites.

    Andy

  3. Grower

    Suzi

    Thank you so much Angie ..that's a great link! Yes it's in a pot but always very moist & thank you so much Andy too..I think it could be that one, it's my favourite too : ) just wish it would have a bit more 'Autumnal colour' to it !

  4. Grower

    Andy J

    Yes, ironic perhaps, but it looks its most autumnal in the spring when it puts up a flush of new fronds.

  5. Grower

    Suzi

    Oh i see !


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