Gardeners who plant ‘Brilliance’ Autumn Fern will find that the sturdy fronds stand up to all but the harshest ice storm, providing green when we need it most. Winner of the prestigious Royal Horticultural Society Award-winner, this evergreen fern unfurls bronze-colored fronds in spring and sports particularly bright orange-red ripe spores on the undersides of the leaves in autumn. In early spring, cut away the old foliage to reveal new fronds emerging in extraordinary shades of coppery pink. Though it can stand on its own with grace, it provides a fantastic backdrop to shade plants such as Variegated Solomon’s Seal and Blue Brunnera. Autumn Fern is easy to grow in rich, moist, cool soil in full shade to part shade locations. It can grow in full sun with plenty of moisture. It is tolerant of dry shade, and drought tolerant once established. It benefits from regular moisture in its first season, and from an annual dressing of compost or mulch.
|Item Package Size|
Plant - 3" Pot
Brillance Autumn Fern
Dryopteris erythrosora Brilliance
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
|Estimated Mature Spread|
Foliage plant all summer
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Young fronds open an orange, coppery-pink shade, and change to green.
Moist / Wet, Well Draining
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Good For Cut Flowers, Groundcover
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Spring / Summer
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