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Adiantum aleuticum (syn. pedatum)
Common Name: Maidenhair Fern Family: Pteridaceae (The Maidenhair Fern Family)

Maidenhair fern is one of the most beautiful ferns for the garden. The fronds are atypical in that they are palmate -- like a hand with fingers. They are held on black stems. Maidenhair fern is a native of BC and is frequently found on deeply shaded steep banks and cliffs. In the garden, however, it is quite amenable to average garden soils in full to part shade. Synonym: A. pedatum.


Geogrpahical Origin:
Americas - North America

Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

Asia and the Pacific - Himalayas

Native Habitat:
Shaded forests, moist cliffs.

ClassDeciduous Primary Bloom Colour
TypePerennial Secondary Bloom Colour
Height12-24" Bloom Time
Spread12-24" FragranceNo
Light ExposureFull - Part Shade Loves Shade Shade Part Shade Foliage ColourGreen
Soil MoistureAverage Moist Stem ColourBlack
Hardiness4-9 BerriesNo
BC NativeYes

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