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'Brilliance' Autumn Fern Dryopteris erythrosora

Exposure
  • Part Shade to Shade

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
Mature Size
2' 2'
Height
20" - 2'
Spread
20" - 2'
  • Details

    Features

    A popular fern for shade! Bright orange fronds mature to dark green. In fall, the sori (spores) are produced on the leaves in a brilliant red.

    Foliage Interest
    Fall Interest
    Resists: 
    Deer
    Rabbits

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Perennial
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    20 - 24 Inches
    Spacing: 
    20 - 24 Inches
    Spread: 
    20 - 24 Inches
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Colors: 
    Orange
    Foliage Shade: 
    Orange turns to green
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Filler

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Shade to Shade
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Grown for Foliage
    Hardiness Zones: 
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Needs Good Drainage
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Fertile Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Acidic Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Neutral Soil
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Cut Flower
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Maintenance Notes: 

    This fern thrives in neutral to acidic, loose, richly organic soil and part sun. The soil should remain moist but well-drained, though it will tolerate drier soils once it is established. Mulching plants in the winter will help to conserve moisture and keep weeds from taking hold there.

    'Brilliance' Dryopteris erythrosora
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    • Doing great with no maintenance. I need to find more spots to plant them.

      Jacob Palmer
      , Oklahoma
      , United States
      , 1 week ago
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