Brilliance Autumn Fern
Dryopteris erythrosora 'Brilliance'
Full shade, Partial shade
Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
|Botanical Pronunciation||drye-OPP-ter-iss ehr-ith-roh-SO-ra|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; forms foliage clump 18 to 24 in. tall, 18 in. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Prized for foliage.|
|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.|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden, Edging, Urban Garden, Ground Cover|
|Light Needs||Full shade, Partial shade|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Naturalizes Well, Shade Loving, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Wet Soils|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.|
|Key Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color|
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