Brilliance™ Autumn Fern

Brilliance™ Autumn Fern

Dryopteris erthrosora 'Brilliance'

4-inch Pot
Item # 38735
Ships in Fall at the proper planting time for your zone. View schedule.
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This aptly-named cultivar is one of the most brilliant ferns you will ever see, boasting intensely glossy fronds with showy red tones in spring and fall! Evergreen in warm climates, this showy fern cultivar is a great way to add color and texture to your garden all year long! The triangular fronds grow up to 2 inches long, starting the spring with an attractive orange-red tint, greening out for summer, and then burnishing a rich red in autumn. The abundant fronds naturally form a dense, vase-shape mound of fine, attractive foliage.

Dryopteris erythrosora is a semi-evergreen fern species. Like most ferns, it thrives in shady, moist soil and puts out its most impressive growth when air temperatures are in the 60s and 70s. Unlike other ferns, Brilliance™ can actually tolerate a fair amount of drought. Zones 5 to 8.

Overall Rating: 5 Stars
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A Fern that stands out in your shade garden!
Patricia Mary from IN wrote (May 08, 2017):
A hardy, eye catching fern, this is the 2nd season of Brilliance in my shade garden and only one of 2 ferns I chose. It's spring and I had clumps of green throughout our unusually mild winter and the fronds in the spring were brown that opened to a lovely golden shade. Provides a lovely contrast in my shade garden with my ghost ferns, variegated Solomon's seal, Sugar and Spice tiarella, bleeding hearts and variegated ground cover.These are in a rather heavily shaded area under a Japanese Maple.e Look forward to next year when the ferns and tiarella have had more time to grow to larger size. Lovely color contrasts!