Dryopteris nipponensis

Wide Leaf Autumn Fern

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Item #: 5152

Zones: 6a to 9b, possibly colder

Dormancy: Evergreen

Height: 24" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: Japan, Korea

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

(aka: Dryopteris cystolepidota) Dryopteris nipponensis is a cousin of the better-known autumn fern, that makes a 2' tall x 3' wide evergreen, deer-resistant clump with foliage that is shorter and broader than Dryopteris erythrosora. The elegant, foliage texture makes this a favorite of garden visitors, who have bugged us to propagate it for years...enough, already! The new growth in spring is tinted red for a wonderful contrast. Dryopteris nipponensis is easy to grow in typical woodland garden conditions...moist or dry.