Plant Type: Perennials
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.
Foliage ColorGreen shades
Plant Spread2 ft.
Barrenwort-Bicolor (Epimedium x versicolor), Coral Bells (Heuchera ), Foamy Bells (Heucherella ), Hosta (Hosta ), Rodgersia-Featherleaf (Rodgersia pinnata)
Plant Height2 ft.
Soil MoistureAverage and consistent water needs
Characteristics & Attributes
Evergreen, Container, Mass Plant, Cut flower or foliage, Border
Bloom TimeGrown for its attractive foliage
Critter ResistanceDeer and rabbit resistant
ExposureFull to part shade