Western maidenhair fern (Adiantum aleuticum) is a BC native and one of the most distinctive and beautiful of all ferns.
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. The Western maidenhair fern (Adiantum aleuticum) 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. It is similar to the northern maidenhair fern (A. pedatum) but the fronds tend to be more upright (especially in more light) or slightly arching rather than lax or arching and less hardy. Possibly hardy to zone 3.
Common Name: Western Maidenhair Fern
Family: Pteridaceae (The Maidenhair Fern Family)
Zone Hardiness: 4-9
Light: Full Shade, Part Shade
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Soil Moisture: Average, Moist
Stem Colour: Black
Deer Resistant: Yes
BC Native: Yes
Native Habitat: Shaded forests, moist cliffs of western North America and serpentine outcrops in eastern North America.
Award: AGM, GPP
Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America
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