Dryopteris erythrosora 'Brilliance'

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Autumn Fern

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8

Fronds unfurl copper-red, maturing to bronze and then green. Green summer foliage can then acquire a russet tone in autumn. Spreads slowly by rhizomes. Very attractive color!

Height

18-30 Inches

Spread

12-16 Inches

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grow in fertile, humus-rich soil. Keep soil moist, watering freely in dry weather. Plant crowns no more than 1-2' deep.

When to Divide

spring, if needed

Good Companions

Variegated Solomon's Seal (Polygonatum odoratum), Japanese Windflower Anemone (Anemone ), Foamflower (Tiarella cordifolia), Cranesbill (Geranium ), Hellebore (Helleborus Winter Thrillers), Plantain Lily (Hosta ), Bigleaf Ligularia (Ligularia dentata), Masterwort (Astrantia major), Mini Hosta (Hosta ), Hellebore (Helleborus Winter Thrillers), Foamy Bells (Heucherella ), Barrenwort (Epimedium warleyense), Rainbow Spurge (Euphorbia martinii)

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes & Uses
Crafts
Cut Flowers
Containers
Ground Cover
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Shade
Shade
Foliage Color
Yellow/Copper/Bronze
Green
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Fall
Soil Moisture Preference
Well-drained
Moist
Rich
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