Bright green lacy fronds with black stems make this an unmistakable Maidenhair fern.
Pronunciation: ad-ee-AN-tum mair-IS-ee-eye
Species Meaning: Hybrid. The species mairisii is named after the British nursery (Mairis and Company)
Grows best in humus rich soil and can withstand both sand and clay. In warmer locations is remains evergreen, but for most people it will be deciduous. New fronds are slow to emerge in spring, often not appearing until late May or early June. Mature plants reach twelve to fifteen inches high and slowly form a patch about twenty-four inches across.
A sterile hybrid between Adiantum capillus-veneris and a tropical maidenhair, either A. raddianum or A. aethiopicum, first raised before 1885 in Mairis & Co’s nursery in England and named by Chelsea Physic Garden Curator and fern collector Thomas Moore around 1890. It is hardier than either parent.
In Our Garden
Plant ID: P21144
Found in Pots,
Waiting to find its forever home in the garden.
We acquired this plant from Fred Meyer - grown by Iwasaki Bros.