Dryopteris Brilliance Description
Dryopteris Brilliance is a hardy fern that is surprisingly easy to grow while adding grace & charm to your shade perennial garden.
Delicate, fine-textured Autumn Fern changes color with the seasons. In early spring new growth is a lustrous golden orange which turn green as the foliage enlarges then copper-red in autumn.
Semi-evergreen in northern climates & evergreen in southern areas. They are an ideal shade loving groundcover.
Grow Dryopteris Brilliance in light to moderate shade and keep when away from hot afternoon sun.
During the summer, most fronds are dark green with red underneath the leaves, but at any given time there may be a number of colorful juvenile leaves that will add interesting contrast.
The combination of fine textured ferns are stunning with bold-leaf hostas, colorful heucheras, or huge-flowering hydrangeas.
Special features: Color change, Cut foliage, Deer resistant, Evergreen, Fall color, Foliage interest, Moisture tolerant, Multi-seasonal interest, Rabbit resistant, Season extender
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- Botanical name:
Dryopteris erythrosa 'Brilliance'
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- Sun exposure:
Shade, Part shade
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- Height x width:
18-24" X 18"
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- Foliage color:
Golden orange, green, copper
- Bloom season:
Accents, Border, Container, Ground cover, Massing, Small spaces, Specimen, Under planting, Woodland
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AK,CAN, HI, PR
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Soil: Easily grown in average, slightly acidic, medium to wet soils. Prefers consistently moist, humus soils that are rich in organic matter.
Light: Part shade to full shade.
Water: Soils must not be allowed to dry out.
Spacing: 1-2 feet
Fertilizing: Fertilize regularly during growing season.
Winterizing: No specific care needed. Cut back old fronds after new growth begins in spring.
Maintenance & pruning: Site in locations sheltered from strong winds to protect the fronds. Other than removing old growth in spring, no pruning is needed.
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