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Adiantum pedatum


Will begin shipping Apr 5th 2021 depending on your hardiness zone and plant readiness. If you have a preferred ship date please let us know in the order comments.

Common Name:
Northern Maidenhair Fern
Plant Type:
Shade to Part Sun
Hardiness Zone:
Bloom Color:
Foliage Interest
Bloom Time:
Garden Height:
12-24 Inches
Garden Spread:
12-18 Inches
  • Native fern lends a woodsy look to the shade garden
  • Unusual black stems
  • Great for wet areas

Adiantum pedatum is a beautiful fern that adds a delicate touch to the woodland garden. It has graceful feathery green fronds that are held on shiny black stems. Maidenhair fern spreads by shallow rhizomes to form a dense groundcover, bringing wonderful texture to the landscape. Excellent around shady water features and damp spots. Native to the eastern U.S.

Uses: Bogs, Borders, Edging, Groundcover, Landscape, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden
Notable Features: Good for cutting for arrangements, Native, Very cold hardy
Growth Habit: Spreading

Homeowner Growing Tips: Prefers cool, shady conditions, and humus-rich, moist soil. In acidic soils, mix in some horticultural lime before planting; afterward, cover the soil with an inch of compost or shredded leaves. Provide supplemental water during dry summer months


"Maidenhair fern (Adiantum pedatum), Indian Lake Park" by benet2006 is licensed with CC BY 2.0. To view a copy of this license, visit


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