Prickly Rasp Fern

Doodia aspera (Prickly Rasp Fern)

Part Shade


An attractive fern with coarse, rough textured foliage that is bright red when new. An ideal contrasting fern that is prized for its spectacular colour. Ideal for giving ferneries some much needed colour. Performs equally well when planted in a container.

Best grown in a partly shaded  position in well drained, humus rich soil. The red colour of the foliage is intensified when this fern is exposed to greater amounts of sun light.

  • Part shade position.
  • Grows approx. 15-30cm.
  • Striking green/red foliage.

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Great In Containers

Small Shrub

15-30cm Mature Height

Additional information


Evergreen, Perfect for tubs/container, Shrub (Small Height)

Foliage Colour

Green tones, Red tones


Part Shade

Pot Sizes

14cm pot


Frost Sensitive, Wind Sensitive