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Brilliance Autumn Fern

Dryopteris erythrosora 'Brilliance'

Pronunciation: drye-OPP-ter-iss ehr-ith-roh-SO-ra
SKU #02122
4-9

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OVERVIEW
Description This handsome coppery red selection is brighter red and significantly more dramatic than others in the species. A bold and beautiful choice for dappled sunlight to deeply shaded areas. Leaves mature to deeply cut, dark green. Easy to grow and adaptable to drier soils in cool, shaded locations. Spreads by underground stems. Semi-evergreen.
Light Full shade, Partial shade
Watering Keep soil moist, but not soggy.
Blooms Prized for foliage.
Mature Size Moderate growing; forms foliage clump 18 to 24 in. tall, 18 in. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Semi-Evergreen
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care
Growth Rate Moderate
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container, Ground Cover, Edging
Design Ideas This highly adaptable fern is perfectly feature in woodland or Japanese gardens, where in mild climates it is evergreen. Mass in the understory of trees or tuck between rockery. The bright red sori produced in fall provide extended interest.
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Coral Bells (Heuchera); Lenten Rose (Helleborus); Hosta (Hosta); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)
CARE
Care Provide organically rich, slightly acidic, moist, well-drained soil. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil. Fertilize regularly during the growing season. Cut back old fronds after new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

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