This selection is rapidly becoming one of the most popular garden ferns. Its common name 'Brilliance Autumn Fern' refers to the lustrous orange colour of the newly emerging fronds which seem to glow against the backdrop of the shiny, dark green, mature fronds.
This fern's vibrant burgundy stems coupled with its dark green fronds will compliment everything else in your shade garden. When planted amidst the dark purple leaves of coral bells, its burgundy stems really stand out. Note: The burgundy color in the stems develops after the second dormancy.
Ostrich fern is popular for its erect stature and graceful arching fronds (leaves) that resemble huge ostrich feathers. Each frond of this widely grown fern is cut into numerous leaflets and sub leaflets. It colonizes fairly fast by spreading rhizomes but rarely becomes invasive. Ostrich fern grows best in moist soil conditions but tolerates occasional drought when established.