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Adiantum raddianum 'Fragrantissimum'


Adiantum raddianum 'Fragrantissimum' is an evergreen maidenhair fern with arching black stems and light green aromatic fronds.

Adiantum raddianum 'Fragrantissimum' is a beautiful evergreen fern known as fragrans maidenhair fern. The graceful, open and arching triangular, pinnate, black stalked fronds can grow up to 24 inches long with rounded to triangular, lobed segments. The lightly aromatic fronds are pale green and darken with age. Now considered hardy to zone 8, it can potentially be grown outdoors in coastal BC in protected positions, though it has more commonly been used as a houseplant for bright, filtered sunlight or outside in a seasonal container and is thus a great plant for any Canadian gardener or houseplant collector. Does not like water-logged soil nor misting. Protect from frost.

Common Name: Fragrans Maidenhair Fern

Family: Pteridaceae (The Maidenhair Fern Family)

Zone Hardiness: 8-11

Light: Full Shade, Part Shade, Part Sun

Height: 12-24"

Width: 12-24"

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Class: Evergreen

Type: Perennial

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Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour: Black

Fragrance: No

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Shaded forests, moist cliffs.


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - Central and South America

Americas - North America

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