Adiantum × mairisii
Mairis's maidenhair fern
© Richie Steffen / Great Plant Picks
Dainty green leaflets are borne on black stems providing an ethereal, delicate appearance to this beautiful maidenhair fern. This perennial fern provides a tidy clump and is deciduous during cold weather, but in springtime the fronds emerge and grow 15 to 18 inches tall.
Plant Type: fern
Foliage Type: deciduous
Plant Height: 1 ft. 6 in. (0.46 meters)
Plant Width/Spread: 3 ft. 0 in. (0.91 meters)
Hardiness: USDA Zones 7 to 10
Sun/Light Exposure: light to dappled shade
Water Requirements: frequent to regular watering
Seasonal Interest: dainty green foliage spring through early autumn
- Culture Notes
- Plant this fern in a shaded site - light, open, or dappled in rich, well-drained soil. Provide regular watering during dry periods or even frequent watering during hot spells.
- Geek Notes
- This spontaneous sterile hybrid was found in the British nursery of Mairis and Company sometime before it was named in 1885. One of parents is Adiantum capillus-veneris, a species with a very wide distribution. The other parent is unknown, but likely to be A. raddianum or A. aethiopicum.