Venus maidenhair fern, southern maidenhair
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 1-2 ft Width: 1 ft
Noted for: Interesting foliage
Recommended Uses: Small specimen plant or groundcover. Also grows well as a container plant. A good addition to a rock garden. Prefers settings that are well drained but moist (Osario 2001).
Propagation: Spreads gradually and can be propagated by division. Also can be propagated by spores.
Availability: FNPS plant sales, Specialty providers, Friends
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, clay, lime rock
Soil pH Range: Calcareous (high pH)
Native Habitats: Moist hammocks and can grow attached to rock outcroppings if moisture is consistently present in the area.
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
Suitable to grow in: