A permanent pot planting: cast iron, autumn ferns, and variegated ivy. A Planters Design. Atlanta, GA. Doing these on Saturday

A permanent pot planting: cast iron, autumn ferns, and variegated ivy. A Planters Design. Already have evergreen ferns and evergreen vines.

I cannot think of two more rewarding shade plants than the Japanese painted fern, Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum,' and the autumn fern, Dryopteris erythrosora 'Brilliance.' Why plant flowers that will last for a mere week or two when you can have these guys?

new! slideshow of my 54 top shade plants

Two ferns with more lasting-color than any flower - Japanese painted fern (Athyrium niponicum ‘Pictum’, Zones and the Autumn-fern or Autumn-Shield-fern (Dryopteris, Zones or another Japanese species (Dryopteris erythrosora)

Brilliance Autumn Fern, Dryopteris erythrosora, – One of the few ferns that grows well locally, this handsome selection has coppery-red new foliage that is a brighter and a significantly more dramatic red than other ferns. The bold leaves mature to deeply cut dark green. Its spectacular autumn colors illuminate the landscape, and the plant comes back for another showing every spring. XX

Brilliance Autumn Fern, Dryopteris erythrosora, – One of the few ferns that grows well locally, this handsome selection has coppery-red new foliage that is a brighter and a significantly more dramatic red than other ferns. The bold leaves mature to deeply cut dark green. Its spectacular autumn colors illuminate the landscape, and the plant comes back for another showing every spring. XX

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