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PlantFiles: Common Maidenhair Fern
Adiantum aethiopicum

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

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Alpines and Rock Gardens

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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

Sun Exposure:
Partial to Full Shade

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Grown for foliage

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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

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Opoetree 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 seems to add a touch of calm to its environment.


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

Oak View, California
Jeanerette, Louisiana
Puyallup, Washington

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