Wayside Signature Series
Dryopteris Brilliance™

Dryopteris Brilliance™

Dryopteris erthrosora 'Brilliance'

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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.