Maidenhair fern
Adiantum raddianum 'Sleeping Beauty'

Family: Pteridaceae
Genus: Adiantum (ad-ee-AN-tum) (Info)
Species: raddianum (rad-dee-AH-num) (Info)
Cultivar: Sleeping Beauty

Category:

Ferns

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

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

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Other details:

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

Suitable for growing in containers

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 the rootball

From spores

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Feb 6, 2005, htop from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

I have not grown this plant. 'Sleeping Beauty' maidenhair fern is a very attractive fern with the new growth being bright pink and the pinnules curling downwards as if sleeping. It has tall, open and airy fronds with round pinnae (leaflets). It is an easy easy species to grow and is a great container plant. (Native to Central America, South America and the West Indies)