Adiantum x tracyi

Tracy's maidenhair fern


Plant Type: Fern
Sun: Partial Shade, Shade
Drainage: Adaptable
Water: Regular
Height X Width: 1' X 2'
Santa Clara County Local: No
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Description

The maiden hair genus, Adiantum, has just four representatives in California. One is the California maiden hair, Adiantum jordanii, which is common in dry shade and goes dormant in the summer. Another is the five finger fern, Adiantum aleuticum, which thrives in moist shade and goes dormant with the cold of winter. Tracy’s maiden hair is a naturally occurring hybrid of these two species which does not go dormant. The fronds are typical of the maiden hairs: rounded light green leaves on solid black stems growing in an open fountain shape. Continual moisture in a shady site is all that’s required for Tracy’s maiden hair to thrive. It makes an excellent potted plant.

Characteristics

Deer Resistant: Yes
Attractive to Bees: No
Attractive to Butterflies: No
Good Under Oaks: Yes
Evergreen or Deciduous: Evergreen