Dryopteris erythrosora 'Brilliance'

Also known as:

  • Brilliance™ Autumn Fern
  • Autumn Fern
  • Fern-Brilliance Autumn
  • Japanese Red Shield Fern

Plant Type

fern

Zones

5a-8b

Size

H:2'-3'
W:15"-2'

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

well-drained

Water Needs:

even moisture, dry when dormant

Special Situation:

verticillium wilt resistant

Sun Exposure:

mostly sun, mostly shade, shade

Features

Wildlife:

deer resistant

Foliage Season:

evergreen

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This selected form of autumn fern has brighter red new growth than what is typically seen with spore-grown plants. Frankly, all autumn ferns have great color when the new fronds emerge from the evergreen clump, so this is really something special. Autumn fern is a very easy-to-grow, deer-resistant fern making a 2' wide clump that is tolerant of a wide range of garden conditions, including extreme drought, once established.

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Has evergreen leaves year round. In spring and summer the foliage is brilliant copper orange. Our plant is 1x1’ and is a wonderful contrast to hostas and other woodlanders.

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Glossy fronds greet the spring dressed in bright orange/salmon and rose tones and hold their color well into summer before turning an appropriately shiny dark green for summer and lasting all winter. You'll be impressed with this plant's brilliant contribution to the garden panorama. Like most Dryopteris it is drought-tolerant once established but really prefers evenly moist soil in a shady location. Give it a place of honor in your garden- you'll be glad you did!

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Named for its lustrous spring color, Brilliance Autumn Fern's new fronds emerge a bright coppery-orange with rosy highlights. They hold this color well into summer before changing to glossy green. Brilliance has good drought tolerance once established and it stays evergreen during the winter months. Hardy in zones 5-8, it will grow in fertile soil in partial sun to shade. Brilliance Autumn Fern looks great in the garden no matter what the season.

Description by: Phoenix Perennials and Specialty Plants Ltd.

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Richmond, British Columbia

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Though all autumn ferns have beautifully-coloured new growth, 'Brilliance' offers new fronds that are a particularly bold copper-red. It is easy to grow and evergreen to semi-evergreen depending on the coldness of our winters. It tolerates a wide range of garden conditions, including extreme drought, once established. Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens.

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Once you've ushered this colorful easy-care fern into your woodland, you'll see how deceptive its common name is. While 'Brilliance' delivers toasty russet shades in autumn, the dynamic display actually commences in spring when young pink fiddleheads transmute vibrant reddish copper and pink hues, and then mellow to a bronzy green. Polished dark green and tropical-looking, mature fronds are embellished during the summer by dramatic bright red spores on their flipsides and contrasting henna-tinted new growth throughout the season. 'Brilliance' can be utilized as a tall textural ground cover or as a striking specimen that remains evergreen in milder areas and relishes even moisture and good drainage.

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Dryopteris erythrosora 'Brillance' More colorful and brilliant form of Autumn Fern. New growth holds the bright orange color longer than regular Autumn Fern. A great addition to any shady spot. Grows to a height of 18 to 24 inches.

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Young fronds are lustrous & have an orange-coppery pink color that enlivens the garden landscape. The fronds at maturity age to a glossy green sheen. Plant in partial sun to full shade & well drained, moist soil. 12-24 inches tall. Zones 5 to 8. Height: 18” to 24”. Evergreen.

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Autumn fern is an indispensable evergreen fern for shady locations. Glossy fan shaped leaves emerge brilliant orange and tan before changing to deep green. Tough stems and leaves reach to 30? tall forming a clump as wide in time. Rich well drained soil with ample moisture during the growing season in part shade to shade. Not bothered by deer. The old leaves of this plant may be removed in spring to make way for the brilliant new foliage.

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New fronds emerging a lustrous golden-orange and retaining that glossy sheen with tints of orange make this "brilliant" selection with its arching 1-2' evergreen fronds one of the best. PSh-Sh/Med

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Autumn Fern is distinguished by it's coppery-pink new growth that matures to a glossy green in summer. The reddish tint to the spores in late summer attest to the cultivar name. 18-24".

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A small fern, great for the shady or woodland garden, with wonderfully colored foliage that begins with coppery new growth, greening in summer and re-coppering again in fall. Evergreen through most winters in the Pacific Northwest, recovering easily from any unusual temperatures. Plants are 24-36" tall by 15" wide and do well in part to full shade. Regular moisture is best. Frost hardy in USDA zone 5.

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There's common names for you. Don't expect fireworks in the fall from this one because you get them all spring and summer with the new fronds unfurling a pinky coppery red before they age to the expected green. Very showy and one of the best evergreen ferns.

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Young fronds are lustrous displaying an orange-copper pink color that intensifies the landscape. It is a genuinely a more colorful form of the popular Autumn Fern.

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