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Planting tip
Soak the rootball of your plant in a bucket of water to wet thoroughly prior to planting. For extra goodness, add a bit of liquid fertiliser.
Adiantum formosum
Height: 0.8m;  Spread: 0.4m
Maidenhair fern (Fern)
Now known only from the Manawatu area. It has a creeping rhizome and dark-green foliage with black stems.
» For a landscaping perspective on Adiantum formosum see this article by O2 Landscapes...
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The largest of the Adiantums.