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Common Maidenhair Fern
Adiantum aethiopicum

Family: Pteridaceae
Genus: Adiantum (ad-ee-AN-tum) (Info)
Species: aethiopicum (ee-thee-OH-pik-um) (Info)

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Perennials

Ferns

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Other details:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Oak View, California

Jeanerette, Louisiana

Puyallup, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Aug 10, 2007, Opoetree from Oak View, CA wrote:

We have had one of these growing in a protected area near our front door for over twenty years. Love the lacy effect of the foliage! We have even seen some growing wildly in the barranca next to our house. This plant is so light and airy...it seems to add a touch of calm to its environment.