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Western Maidenhair Fern in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Adiantum aleuticum

 

Western Maidenhair Fern

A delicate fern with long fronds of green leaves produced along black or dark brown strong stems. It will spread to form a graceful group in time. Do not mulch this plant. Use the dead leaves to cover through the winter.

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plant Features
  • Western Maidenhair Fern likes partial shade to deep shade

    Partial shade to deep shade

  • Western Maidenhair Fern likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Western Maidenhair Fern is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Western Maidenhair Fern likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
Available to buy from 1 store(s) in the UK
 
plant information

Common name

Western Maidenhair Fern

Latin name

Adiantum aleuticum

type

Fern

family

Pteridaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Western Maidenhair Fern likes partial shade to deep shade

    Partial shade to deep shade

  • Frost

    Western Maidenhair Fern is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Western Maidenhair Fern likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Western Maidenhair Fern likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Western Maidenhair Fern is 0.75meters x 0.75meters 0.75 M 0.75 M

Adiantum aleuticum

A delicate fern with long fronds of green leaves produced along black or dark brown strong stems. It will spread to form a graceful group in time. Do not mulch this plant. Use the dead leaves to cover through the winter.


Planting Season

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

In spring plant in a moist and fertile position in a shady or partially shaded site.

 

Propagation by spores

From Early Autumn TO Mid Autumn

Collect spores in the Autumn, when they are ripe, and sow spores under glass on top of compost, and place the pot or tray in a resealable polythene bag in bright light. After 2-8 weeks the top of the compost should turn green, and prothallia should appear. Mist lightly to encourage fertilisation. After several more weeks the first fronds should appear. When the plants are about 2" high, pot into separate pots, but keep the humidity high by putting the pots in polythene bags

 
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