Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Adiantum capillus-veneris 'Rock Springs'
Rock Springs Southern Maidenhair Fern
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Item #: 6137
Zones: 7a to 9b, at least
Height: 12" tall
Origin: United States
(coll. #A2T-034) This form of the wonderful southern maidenhair fern, Adiantum capillus-veneris, comes from spores that we collected in 2000 in the Edwards Plateau region of Texas near the town of Rock Springs. Not that you are interested, but we were stopped three times by border patrol agents who searched our backpacks for illegal aliens...glad I carried a small backpack. Plantsman Scott Ogden showed us this population of southern maidenhair fern growing along a small creek in a very alkaline soil. Our 5-year-old clump is 1' tall x 2' wide and, as you can imagine, quite heat tolerant.
Leaf Color: Green
Container Role: Fillers
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