Fern 'Autumn Brilliance' (Dryopteris erythrosora)

Name Fern 'Autumn Brilliance'
Botanical Name Dryopteris erythrosora

Also called Japanese shield fern or autumn fern, this one grows in an arched fashion and provides young orange-red to cinnamon-pink fronds light up against the glossy, deeper green coloring of mature fronds. Does well in woodland or shade areas. Plant massively to provide a noteworthy ground cover. Bonus: no serious insect or disease problems! Pictures from Walters Gardens Inc.

Location: Partial Shade
Size: 2' ft tall
Flower Color: none
Fall Color: Orange- red
Soil Conditions: Moist
Trim/Prune: Trim to ground in late fall after several frosts.
  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Deer Resistant
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