Adiantum capillus-veneris

Also known as:

  • Southern Maidenhair Fern
  • Black Maidenhair Fern

Plant Type

perennial, fern

Zones

8a-10b

Size

H:12"-24"
W:12"-24"

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

average, well-drained, rich

Water Needs:

even moisture, dry when dormant

Sun Exposure:

mostly shade, shade

Special Situation:

humidity tolerant, verticillium wilt resistant

Features

Foliage Color:

green

Foliage Season:

deciduous

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New Marshfield, Ohio

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30039 SE Orient Drive Gresham, Oregon

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Forestfarm

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Williams, Oregon

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3380 No. 6 Road Richmond, British Columbia

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New Marshfield, Ohio

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Cactus Jungle

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Berkeley, California

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Flat Creek Nursery

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30039 SE Orient Drive Gresham, Oregon

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Xera Plants

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1114 SE Clay St. Portland, Oregon

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503-612-9950

Garden World

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10506 Broadacres Road Hubbard, Oregon

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503-982-2380

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Phoenix Perennials and Specialty Plants Ltd.

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3380 No. 6 Road Richmond, British Columbia

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Greenville, Georgia

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Flat Creek Nursery

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30039 SE Orient Drive Gresham, Oregon

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Xera Plants

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1114 SE Clay St. Portland, Oregon

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Aurora, Oregon

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Elma, Washington

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Native Sons

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379 West El Campo Road Arroyo Grande, California

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805-481-5996

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Description by: Xera Plants

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Portland, Oregon

503-612-9950

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Black Maidenhair Fern is a lovely perennial that is adapted to most soils in part shade. Finely divided leaves have delicate grace and are born at the end of black stems. To 16" tall forming large clumps in time. Winter deciduous and very hardy to cold. It is handsome throughout the growing season and is native throughout North America.

Description by: Phoenix Perennials and Specialty Plants Ltd.

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Richmond, British Columbia

604-270-4133

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The Southern maidenhair fern is a beautiful ferns for the garden. The small fan-shaped fronds have wiry, black stems that are distinctively arching to pendent. Soft delicate finely textured foliage is attractive in woodland areas. This maidenhair fern tolerates heavy shade.

Description by: Garden World

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Hubbard, Oregon

503-982-2380

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Clumping, deciduous fern with delicate, foliage. Native in tropical to temperate regions including South America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Adiantum means unwetted because its foliage repels water.

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Arroyo Grande, California

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Tough and durable fern growing to 12? tall with dainty, triangular, light green fronds on black stems. Requires warm season moisture and is useful cascading over a moist bank or edging a pond. Allow for dormancy where winters are cold. Hardy to 20F. North America.

Description by: Hoot Owl Hollow Nursery

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New Marshfield, Ohio

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Grows about 12 inches tall here. Less lacy than our northern version. Light shade and sufficient moisture, though doesn't seem to like too much dampness. A very small number available.

Description by: Little Prince of Oregon

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Aurora, Oregon

503-678-5687

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Black wiry stems. Arching fronds.

Description by: Forestfarm

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Williams, Oregon

541-846-7269

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One of the most delicate ; charming of all the ferns native to cool temperate regions of the world (R.Grounds) with soft fan-shaped "leaves" ; a "stem" resembling fine black enameled wire. Shade/Moist

Description by: Briggs Plant Propagators

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Elma, Washington

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Lacy bright green fronds grace nearly black stipes. Each pinnule is more incised than typical giving this deciduous, spreading fern a distinct lacy effect. Spreading habit. Native to the osuthern US, from coast to coast.

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