Gerald L. Klingaman
(Common Maidenhair Fern, Southern Maidenhair Fer)
Delicate and shade-loving, southern maidenhair fern is a beautiful plant native to tropical and temperate regions throughout the world. This species is evergreen in tropical and subtropical areas and deciduous in temperate regions.
It's most admired for its small, fine fronds comprised of dainty, fan-shaped leaflets of light green that move in the slightest breeze. These are supported by glossy black stems that arise from short creeping rhizomes.
Southern maidenhair fern grows best in moist,...
(Maidenhair Fern, Northern Maidenhair Fern)
Maidenhair fern is an herbaceous perennial native to North America and eastern Asia. The compact cultivar 'Imbricatum' bears delicate, cascading, bright bluish green fronds with overlapping segments and dark purple stems. In hot dry weather the fronds may develop brown tips.
This exquisite woodland plant makes an excellent accent for shady grottoes or gardens. It does best in damp, shady sites with evenly moist, highly organic soil.
James H. Schutte
(Delta Maidenhair Fern)
Delta maidenhair fern is an delicate-looking evergreen fern native to tropical North America, South America, and the West Indies. They have roughly triangular, 3- or 4-pinnate fronds with dark, black stalks emerging from short rhizomes. Newly emerged fronds are light green but darken with age. The sori are located at the edge of the leaflet where the tip the leaf tissue rolls over to enclose it.
Delta maidenhair fern should be grown in partial sun or diffused sunlight. The ideal environment...
(Delta Maidenhair Fern, Pacific Maid Maidenhair Fern)
Pacific maid maidenhair fern is an evergreen fern native to tropical America. 'Pacific Maid' is a compact growing maidenhair with large leaflets and roughly triangular, 3- or 4-pinnate fronds that have deep divisions. Dark, black stalks emerge from short rhizomes. Newly emerged fronds are light green but darken with age. The sori are located at the edge of the leaflet where the tip the leaf tissue rolls over to enclose it.
Pacific maid maidenhair fern should be grown in partial sun or diffused...
Pretty, glossy, dark-green leaves and scores of small, planet-like flowers in summer highlight the beauty of Chinese buttonbush. A deciduous shrub with a rather open, spreading and arching habit, it is a native of China. The reddish brown twigs bear matching pairs of perfectly-shaped elliptical leaves that are shiny green. By summertime, small flower clusters in the shape of balls appear that on close inspection display tiny white flowers with burgundy tips and a long white floral tube. They are...