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Dryopteris lepidopoda | Sunset Fern - 55-60cm, 5lt

Dryopteris lepidopoda | Sunset Fern - 55-60cm, 5lt

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Dryopteris lepidopoda is a beautiful, vigorous, clump-forming, semi-evergreen fern, with ovate, pinnately divided fronds, slowly changing its colours from pinkish-orange, coppery-red to glossy olive-green, and upright, slightly arching stems with dark brown scales. Dryopteris lepidopoda is adaptable to a wide range of soil types, but prefers fertile, loamy, slightly acidic to neutral, consistently moist, well-drained soils. It thrives in partial to full shade. It can grow in full sun if provided enough moisture. Doesn’t like excessive water. Evergreen in cool winter climates. It needs to be sheltered from harsh, drying winds. Generally, pest-free and disease-free. Low maintenance plant, doesn’t require pruning. Sunset Fern is a stunning, colourful, exotic-looking fern, with amazing, constantly changing foliage colour. It is great for shady areas of informal, cottage, and urban gardens. Excellent as a ground cover or for under-planting of roses and shrubs. Great for flower beds and mixed and shrub borders. Suitable for growing in containers.
  • Common Name

    Sunset Fern

  • Family


  • Type

    semi-evergreen fern

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    Himalaya, China

  • Flower


  • Foliage

    ovate, pinnately divided fronds, changing colours from pinkish-orange, coppery-red to glossy olive-green

  • Maturation period

    5–10 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit


Preferred Location


West–facing or East–facing or North–facing, sheltered

Soil Type

neutral, acid, full shade, partial shade

Soil moisture

moist but well–drained

Growing Period




all year


no fruit

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