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Adiantum hispidulum
Common Name: Rosy Australian Maidenhair Fern Family: Pteridaceae (The Maidenhair Fern Family)

Adiantum hispidulum
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This distinctive maidenhair fern grows into a small, upright clump to about 17' high. The young fronds are rose-coloured contrasting with the dark green or green-bronze colours of the leathery mature foliage. It performs best in soils with high organic matter and plenty of moisture but will tolerate dry situations. Use among traditional woodland perennials beneath shade trees and in containers.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Tropical Africa
Pacific Islands
Southeast Asia
Native Habitat:
Sunny dry banks, rocky places and open bush and coastal forests.

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 Burgundy/Red/Purple 
Soil MoistureAverage Moist Drought Tolerant  Stem ColourBlack 
Hardiness Zone7-8  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Dicentra "'King of Hearts'"

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