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Double Edge Maidenhair
Adiantum anceps

Family: Pteridaceae
Genus: Adiantum (ad-ee-AN-tum) (Info)
Species: anceps (AN-seps) (Info)

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Ferns

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Other details:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From spores

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Nov 26, 2008, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

This delicate maidenhair fern has gracefully arching fronds to 100 cm long with black petioles. The sori are located under flaps on the lower leaf margins.

Only found along limestone ditches in Dade County, Florida it is considered an escape from cultivation. It is native to Peru and Ecuador.