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Western maidenhair fern

Adiantum pedatum ssp. aleuticum

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This is an elegant, deciduous fern with medium green fronds on dark brown or black stalks with thick creeping rhizomes. It provides a distinct form in a woodland setting or shaded border.

CareProvide part shade and moist, but well-drained soil.

PropagationDivide rhizomes in early spring.

ProblemsRare. In a greenhouse, scale insects.

  • Genus : Adiantum
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Light : Partial Shade
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Uses : Shade
  • Characteristics : Showy Foliage
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest

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