Dryopteris erythrosora 'Brilliance'

Brilliance Autumn Fern

Semi-evergreen Fern, Perennial

The autumn fern (Dryopteris erythrosora 'Brilliance') foliage in spring is especially beautiful when backlit. This tough and adaptable fern is an excellent easy care addition to woodland garden planting schemes.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Exposure: Full Shade, Part Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade

Water Needs: Average, Regular / Even


Size: 18 - 36 tall x 18 - 24 wide
Shape / Form: Arching, Clumping
Foliage Texture: Fine
Foliage Quality: Fine

Features: Drought-tolerant / Water wise, Attractive Foliage, Low Maintenance, Winter Interest

Foliage Color: Bronze / Copper, Green

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Edging, Groundcover, Massed, Mixed Border, Small Gardens
Special Situations: Deep Shade, Deer Resistant, Once-a-Year Maintenance, Rabbit Resistant
Wildlife: Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Three Seasons of Interest
Position / Role: mid-plane filler, matrix / mingler
Plant Behavior: Clumping
Collections: eGardenGo Favorite, Plants That Earn Their Keep

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low
Maintenance Tasks: Landscape Crew Friendly, Prune annually

Plant Combos