Red veil fern - Dryopteris erythrosora impresses in spring
The red veil fern is a fern native to East Asia and belongs to the genus of worm ferns. In spring, the fern impresses gardeners with its freshly sprouting fronds, which have a unique bronze-red colour. Later, this bronze-red colour changes to a brilliant green. The botanical name of the red veil fern is Dryopteris erythrosora. The fern grows up to 75cm tall and grows easily. They have the advantage of growing very quickly and are very impressive in appearance because of their size. The red veil fern has two pinnate leaves, which are a real eye-catcher due to their large colouring, especially when they emerge.
The best habitat for the red veil fern
Dryopteris erythorosa is an impressive plant because of its leaf colouring. Its stately size of 75cm makes it particularly suitable for planting underneath trees or at the edge of a garden. The red veil fern is also excellent for locations that are difficult to plant. As the fern loves the shady to semi-shady areas of a garden, this should be taken into account when planting, as a location in the sun would only harm the red veil fern. As the red veil fern reaches a growth width of approx. 60cm, it should not be planted too close to other plants in the garden. Dryopteris erythrosora loves a well-drained, acidic garden soil. Planted next to the Caucasian forget-me-not it creates beautiful accents in any garden. However, the fern is also a perfect planting partner for the Rhododendron Roseum Elegans
Requirements of the soil and care that the red veil fern makes
Dryopteris erythrosor is best planted in acidic garden soil that is well drained, this fern does not like waterlogging. This type of fern is a shade plant and should be planted in shade and partial shade. Root stumps form on the red veil fern. This can be prevented if the fern is planted in containers. Dryopteris erythrosor does not need to be pruned or fertilised once it has found its perfect location. Only in extreme drought should the red veil fern be watered. In spring, the old fronds can be removed so that the decorative new shoots are shown off to their best advantage. A foliage or brushwood cover is recommended in winter to protect the Fran.
For an area planting you need 3 – 5 plants per square metre.
Our plants can be planted all year round since they are grown in pots.