Proliferous Autumn Fern (Dryopteris erythrosora variety Prolifica)

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Proliferous Autumn Fern (Dryopteris erythrosora variety Prolifica)

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A proliferous form of the more commonly propagated Autumn Fern, variety Prolifica also sports the reddish new growth Autumn Ferns are known for.  The pinnae are reduced to a narrower outline and the habit tends to be more reclining than the species. This form lends itself to cascading over a wall, down a bank, or over the edge of a contained planting. In moderately humid conditions bulbils (baby ferns) will appear on the frond surface. This unique variety was introduced to the US by Neil Hall, while he was director of the spore exchange for the American Fern Society. Most var. prolifica being sold commercially are not true to form but are the larger reversions back along normal species lines and do not develop bulbils on the frond surface. The correct form has very narrow pinnules, produces bulblets on the pinnule edges, and is very floppy in habit.

Frond Condition: Evergreen
Mature Height: 12-15"
Origin: Japan
Cultural Requirements:  Some Shade, Partly Shaded, Evenly Moist.
USDA Zones: 6,7,8,9

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