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Southern maidenhair fern

Adiantum capillus-veneris

The southern maidenhair fern has fluffy, airy, and elegant foliage, which works equally well in containers or in open ground. It’s a perfect plant for providing light, airy texture to shady beds. -Tom Nelson, Regional Picks: Northern California, Fine Gardening issue #127

CarePlant in moist, alkaline soil.

  • Genus : Adiantum
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 10, 11, 7, 8, 9
  • Plant Height : 6 to 12 inches
  • Uses : Ground Covers, Shade
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Light : Partial Shade to Full Shade
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Characteristics : Showy Foliage

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