Adiantum sp., maidenhair fern

Category: Ferns & Allies
Family: Pteridaceae
Origin: Mexico
Evergreen: no
Flower Color: orange
Bloom Time: spores
Height: 3 ft
Width: 3 ft
Exposure: sun to part shade
Irrigation: medium
Cold Hardiness: 5 F at least
Description: This as yet unnamed species (Nova) of maidenhair fern was collected near Puerto Purificacion, Mexico. The fronds are very tall; new growth is bronze; and spores are square. Grows well in a woodland garden setting, in loose pine mulch and well-drained gritty soil.