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Brilliance Autumn Fern

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  • USDA Hardiness Zones 5-9
  • Height 20-24 Inches Tall
  • Spread 20-24 Inches Wide
  • Light Requirement is Full Shade to Partial Shade

The perfect fern for any shady area! The Brilliance Autumn Fern is resistant to deer and rabbits. New growth appears bright orange before maturing into a dark green. This is a popular fern for ground cover and foundation planting.

The foliage is what makes this fern so popular. It begins as a bright orange before its fronds transform into a mature deep green color. In the fall, lovely red spores appear on its leaves. The dimensions for the Brilliance Autumn Fern are twenty to twenty-four inches tall and wide. Use in border planting, in containers as a filler, ground cover, or mass planting. Its fronds are also a popular choice when looking to add texture to arrangements.

Brilliance Autumn Fern Care

This fern should be planted in part shade to full shade. Soil needs to have good drainage and should remain moist. Ph levels for the soil need to be neutral to acidic in order for your fern to thrive. Loose organic soil is best. Mildly to moderately dry soils are tolerated once established. Water needs are average for the Brilliance Autumn Fern. Mulch in the winter to protect the fern from weeds and harsh temperatures. In the spring, trim off dead or damaged fronds.

Brilliance Autumn Fern Spacing

Spacing for the Brilliance Autumn Fern needs to be twenty to twenty-four inches, center on center. If aiming for a seamless appearance, space twenty inches, center on center.

Brilliance Autumn Fern Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-9
Flower Color(s): n/a
Bloom Period: Grown for Foliage
Foliage Color(s): Green & Orange
Light Exposure: Full Shade to Partial Shade
Height Class: Medium
Height: 20-24 Inches
Spread: 20-24 Inches
Spacing: 20-24 Inches
Habit: Upright
Watering: Average
Drought Tolerant: No
Resists: Deer & Rabbits
Features: Fall Interest; Foliage Interest
Scientific Name: Brilliance' Dryopteris erythrosora
Common Name: Brilliance Autumn Fern
Other Name(s): Japanese Wood Fern; Copper Shield Fern
Brand: Proven Selections

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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

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Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.

2 Reviews - Brilliance Autumn Fern Show Reviews

  • 5
    Beautiful Plant!

    Posted by Janet Sheppard on Mar 19th 2021

    Arrived today in PERFECT condition. Great packaging and Customer Service. Speedy shipping. Highly recommend!

  • 4
    brown leaves

    Posted by Tyler B. on Mar 3rd 2019

    I planted these last fall, and the plant started to get brown leaves right when I planted it. I'm not sure if I did something wrong or what. I hope these survive the winter. Overall the plant was in good health when I received them though, so I think its something that I did wrong.