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Southern Maidenhair


This small to medium sized fern is easy to grow and commonly cultivated. Short-creeping rhizomes give it the vigor to fill beds or planters and exclude weeds. Wiry glossy blackish stalks hold twice divided triangular light green fronds. This light, airy textured plant appreciates at least three quarters shade, a relatively constant source of water, and moderate temperature levels. Deciduous at temperatures below 30 F.

Adiantum capillus-veneris

Fruit Characteristics

Bark notes :Glossy blackish stems.

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf length : 28"

Leaf shape : Twice divided fronds

Leaf color : Light green

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Deciduous

Average size maturity width : 1 1/2 ft.

Average size maturity height : 1 1/2 ft.

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : 10 to 15 F( Z8a)

Sunset zone : 5-9, 14-24

Water requirements : Ample

Light exposure : Partial Shade

Landscape Attributes

Attractive bark :Yes

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