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Doodia aspera 'Rough Ruby'

Prickly Rasp Fern

Half-hardy Perennial

What is Half-Hardy Perennial?

Beautiful pink/red fronds in spring

Semi-evergreen

Great for pots and containers

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We don’t normally associate ferns with colour, but Doodia aspera ‘Rough Ruby’ not only delivers interesting foliage shape and texture but wonderful colour too. In spring, its rough-textured fronds emerge in glowing shades of reddish-pink, making a vibrant background to spring flowers. The fronds mature to dark green and are evergreen in mild areas. Doodia aspera ‘Rough Ruby’ is half-hardy and will require some protection in areas with cold winters. Alternatively, grow it in a trough as part of a fern collection and move it into a sheltered position over winter. Height and spread: 50cm (20in).

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.

Height Up to 50cm (20in)
Spread Up to 50cm (20in)

Half-hardy Perennial

dappled shade


1 x 9cm Potted Plant (KF7460)
3 x 9cm Potted Plants (KF7461)

Plant in partial to full shade in fertile, moist soil in a sheltered position or in a container that can be moved into a frost-free position over winter. Ferns prefer a soil that is rich in organic matter so add some well rotted manure or garden compost to the soil prior to planting. Will cope with short periods of drought. Not fully hardy - plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F). Cover crowns with mulch during winter to protect them from frost.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

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Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

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