Brilliance Autumn Fern

Dryopteris erythrosora 'Brilliance'

SKU
02122
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.
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Botanical Pronunciationdrye-OPP-ter-iss ehr-ith-roh-SO-ra
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; forms foliage clump 18 to 24 in. tall, 18 in. wide.
Bloom TimePrized for foliage.
Design IdeasThis 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenSemi-evergreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden, Edging, Urban Garden, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull shade, Partial shade
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Naturalizes Well, Shade Loving, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Wet Soils
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.

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.

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