The Sunset Fern is a hardy evergreen fern with upright, arching apple-green foliage. Characteristically, new fronds unfurl in glowing pink and red tones that lend it its common name.
Dryopteris lepidopoda is a perfect choice of fern to light up a shady border or to add colour and texture to a well watered container that provides interest all year round.
The native range of Dryopteris lepidopoda extends from Taiwan to the Himalayas, where it was originally collected.
At the time it was thought to be Drypoteris wallichiana, which at first glance it resembles, until the specimens they found developed new growth and the leaves emerged with their now iconic red, orange and pink sunset hues.
Care & Size Guidance
This fern has low maintenance requirements and is easy to grow.