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Adiantum capillus-veneris/Southern Maidenhair Fern

Adiantum capillus-veneris / Adiantum capillus-veneris
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Mass planting growing on remains of an old building

Fern growing on moist, vine covered wall

Close-up of ginkgo-shaped leaves

Ground-cover planting

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Scientific Name: Adiantum capillus-veneris
Common Name: Southern Maidenhair Fern
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Light Exposure: Filtered Shade, Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Ground covers
Comments: This fern thrives in soils that have a generous amount of humus incorporated into the mix and in filtered sunlight. Foliage burns in full sunlight in the Lower South. A great fern for detail shade plantings. Excellent for containers.