Fern Brilliance Autumn

Dryopteris erythrosora 'Brilliance'

Fern Brilliance Autumn
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This selection is rapidly becoming one of the most popular garden ferns.  Its common name 'Brilliance Autumn Fern' refers to the lustrous orange color of the newly emerging fronds which seem to glow against the backdrop of the shiny, dark green, mature fronds.  The sori, which are produced in fall, are bright red. This fern is particularly nice when grown in woodland or Japanese gardens.  With suitable protection, the Autumn Fern is evergreen.

Growing & Maintenance Tips:

This fern thrives in neutral to acidic, loose, richly organic soil and part sun. The soil should remain moist but well-drained, though it will tolerate drier soils once it is established. Mulching plants in the winter will help to conserve moisture and keep weeds from taking hold there.

Flower Color

Foliage Color

Green shades

Plant Spread

2 ft.

Plant Height

2 ft.

Hardness Zone


Good Companions

Barrenwort-Bicolor (Epimedium x versicolor), Coral Bells (Heuchera ), Foamy Bells (Heucherella ), Hosta (Hosta ), Rodgersia-Featherleaf (Rodgersia pinnata)

Characteristics & Attributes


Mass Plant
Cut flower or foliage

Bloom Time

Grown for its attractive foliage

Critter Resistance

Deer and rabbit resistant


Full to part shade

Growth Rate


Seasonal Interests

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