Autumn fern is very easy to grow in a perennial shade garden and adds a lovely lacy texture to the area where its planted. during springtime, autumn ferns add a flash of golden-orange color in their new growth. when the early spring new leaves mature they turn a meed-green hue with a reddish underside.
They continue to send up new golden-orange leaves all summer then they turn a stunning copper-red color in the fall, making the autumn fern an excellent choice for keeping your shade garden interesting throughout the year.
Cultivating Difficulty: Hard Type: Fern Spores Growth Habit: Clumping Soil pH: Acidic to neutral Soil Type: Loam, Peat, Sand, Silt Features: Cold Resistant, Evergreen Color: Beige, Gold, Green Climate: Cold, Temperate, Highland, Humid Continental, Marine West Coast Sunlight: Partial Shade, Full Shade Genus: Osmunda Regalus USDA Hardiness Zone (°F):5 (-20 to -10 °F) Aspect: East-facing Foliage: Deciduous Common Name: autumn fern Life Cycle: Perennial Watering: Medium Season of Interest: spring summer autumn