Adiantum hispidulum

Adiantum hispidulum, the rosy maidenhair. Originating from New Zealand, Australia and Asia to the Hawaiian Islands this delightful fern emerges in spring with vibrant rosy red new fronds which mature to dark green. The typical hand shaped fronds are held on dark wiry stems.
The deciduous foliage will form a light airy canopy when planted in a rich moist soil in dappled shade. This variety is only hardy to about -5o, so ideally should be planted in a nicely sheltered well drained spot. In colder areas it can be enjoy as an indoor (winter) outdoor (summer) pot plant. Very useful for flower arranging.

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Adiantum hispidulum
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Additional Information

Soil Type Neutral
Colour Pink
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Hardiness Deciduous
Usage/Sitting Rockery, Alpine House, Woodland, Shady Corner, Conservatory, Ground Cover, Containers
Sun Exposure Part Shade
Country of Origin Europe
Care Level No
Plant With No