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ADIANTUM pedatum 'Miss Sharples'

Image of Adiantum pedatum 'Miss Sharples'

Family

Pteridaceae

Botanical Name

ADIANTUM pedatum 'Miss Sharples'

Plant Common Name

Maidenhair Fern, Northern Maidenhair Fern

General Description

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.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    5 - 8

  • Sunset Zone

    1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21

  • Plant Type

    Fern

  • Sun Exposure

    Partial Shade, Full Shade

  • Height

    10"-16" / 25.4cm - 40.6cm

  • Width

    10"-16" / 25.4cm - 40.6cm

  • Native To

    North America, Eastern Asia

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    None

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Blue Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green, Blue Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green, Blue Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Fine

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Feature Plant, Foundation, Groundcover, Houseplant, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall, Wildflower

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No