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Adiantum hispidulum


Adiantum hispidulum forms delicate fronds that emerge pink against the previous year's dark green. A unique and gorgeous fern for the shade garden.

Adiantum hispidulum is called the rosy or Australian maidenhair fern. It is a distinctive species that 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.

Common Name: Rosy Maidenhair Fern

Family: Pteridaceae (The Maidenhair Fern Family)

Zone Hardiness: 7-8

Light: Full Shade, Part Shade

Height: 12-24"

Width: 12-24"

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Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

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Soil Moisture: Average, Moist, Drought Tolerant

Stem Colour: Black

Fragrance: No



Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Sunny dry banks, rocky places and open bush and coastal forests.


Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Tropical Africa

Asia and the Pacific - Australasia

Asia and the Pacific - Pacific Islands

Asia and the Pacific - Southeast Asia

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