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Dryopteris 'Brilliance' Autumn Fern

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Evergreen and showy in each season!

Copper spring fronds turn green for summer, then return to a russet hue for autumn!

When you think of ferns you probably imagine a delicately patterned plant with narrow fronds positioned in a triangular shape down the stem. The Brilliance Autumn fern has a similar shape but a surprising array of colors that change as the seasons pass. In the spring, the fronds emerge in a deep auburn hue, then transition into a muted green during the summer. In the fall, the leaves change into a copper color again to match the hues of the season.

Plant the Brilliance Autumn fern by itself in the garden and it will grow to 2 feet in every direction. Immerse it between other leafy plants or have it adorn the corners of your garden.

Once the Brilliance Autumn fern is established, it's good to go. Just give it lots of love in the first year by watering it well and amending the soil to provide essential nutrients. The impressive perennial grows well in the shade in zones 5 to 8, helping you fill up the areas of your garden that are normally harder to manage.


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Genus Dryopteris
Species erythrosora
Variety 'Brilliance'
Item Form 1-Quart
Zone 4 - 9
Habit Mound-shaped
Plant Height 24 in
Plant Width 24 in
Additional Characteristics Flower, Easy Care Plants, Variegated
Foliage Color Bronze, Medium Green, Orange, Variegated
Light Requirements Part Shade, Shade
Moisture Requirements Dry, Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Cold Hardy, Deer Resistance, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Border, Fall Color, Foliage Interest, Ornamental, Outdoor
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Product Review Summary

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The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

August 27, 2013


This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I love this fern and planted it in 2 different places. 1 gets morning sun and is under a pine tree - it is very happy there. The other is planted in almost complete shade under pine trees, and it is not doing well there. I would recommend this, but not in complete shade.

Lynn from IL

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