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Adiantum raddianum (Delta Maidenhair)

Delta Maidenhair, Adiantum cuneatum, Adiantum rubellum

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Adiantum raddianum,Delta Maidenhair, Adiantum cuneatum, Adiantum rubellum, Evergreen Fern, Shade plants, shade perennial, plants for shade, plants for wet soil
Adiantum raddianum,Delta Maidenhair, Adiantum cuneatum, Adiantum rubellum, Evergreen Fern, Shade plants, shade perennial, plants for shade, plants for wet soil
Adiantum raddianum,Delta Maidenhair, Adiantum cuneatum, Adiantum rubellum, Evergreen Fern, Shade plants, shade perennial, plants for shade, plants for wet soil

Elegant and fast-growing, Adiantum raddianum (Delta Maidenhair) is a tufted evergreen fern with smooth, purplish-black stalks bearing triangular, 3-pinnate, lacy fronds composed of rounded, fan-shaped segments. Emerging light green, they darken with age and can reach 18 in. in length (45 cm). Popular as a houseplant, it is long-lived if it receives sufficient humidity and is not exposed to drafts.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society for its outstanding qualities
  • Grows up to 1-2 ft. tall and wide (30-60 cm).
  • A part to full shade lover, it is best grown in moist, well-drained soils. If grown in full shade, the foliage will lose its vitality. As a houseplant, grow it in bright indirect light in the summer and full light in the winter.
  • A great choice for beds and borders, underplanting shrubs and roses, or containers.
  • Virtually disease free. Deer resistant.
  • The plant requires little pruning other than the removal of dead leaves. Propagate by spores.
  • Native to Tropical Americas, West Indies
  • Find where this species is invasive in the United States.

Requirements

Hardiness 10 - 11
Heat Zones 10 - 11
Plant Type Houseplants, Ferns
Plant Family Pteridaceae
Genus Adiantum
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Loam
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Full Shade
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers, Underplanting Roses And Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Adiantum jordanii (California Maidenhair)
Adiantum capillus-veneris (Southern Maidenhair Fern)
Adiantum pedatum (Northern Maidenhair Fern)
Adiantum aleuticum (Western Maidenhair Fern)
Adiantum venustum (Himalayan Maidenhair)

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Requirements

Hardiness 10 - 11
Heat Zones 10 - 11
Plant Type Houseplants, Ferns
Plant Family Pteridaceae
Genus Adiantum
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Loam
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Full Shade
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers, Underplanting Roses And Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage
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