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Dryopteris lepidopoda

Sunset Fern, Buckler Fern

Hardy Perennial

What is Hardy Perennial?

Hardy evergreen fern

Fronds emerge in fiery shades

Foliage matures to olive green

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Dryopteris lepidopoda is a fern with a surprise! It  provides not just greenery, but a gorgeous range of sunset tones to light up shady borders.

This hardy fern is semi-evergreen, so it is excellent for all-season weed-supressing ground cover, colour and interest. In spring, the young fronds emerge in shades of pink, orange and yellow, before maturing to dark, glossy green. New, colourful fronds continue to emerge in succession through the season, extending the display throughout most of the summer. Weave groups of Dryopteris lepidopoda through low maintenance, woodland-type borders where its sunset fronds create an eye-catching contrast in colour and texture with other foliage perennials.

Dryopteris lepidopoda enjoys a well-drained site and is drought tolerant once established. Height: 75cm (30in). Spread: 60cm (24in).

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 75cm (30in)
Spread Up to 60cm (24in)

Hardy Perennial

dappled shadeshade


1 x 9cm Potted Plant (KF7472)
3 x 9cm Potted Plants (KF7473)

Plant in partial shade in fertile, moist, acid or neutral, soil. Dryopteris lepidopoda enjoys a well drained site and dislikes excessive winter wet. Water well until established.
Feed and water ferns regularly until they are fully established. Leave old fronds on over winter to protect the crown. Apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost around each plant in spring.

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.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

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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