Adiantum pedatum

Maidenhair Fern

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Pot Size: quart


Plant Description

Maidenhair Fern has to be the most beautiful of all the eastern native ferns. Fronds (leaves) grow to about 2 feet in height with shiny black stems. The stems fork near the top into 2 semi-circles holding numerous soft green leaflets. The aspect of Maidenhair Fern is delicate and airy. Use it for its wonderful texture. The leaflets flutter in the slightest breeze thus suggesting coolness. Maidenhair Fern needs shade and rich, moist, but well-drained soil. It can take calcareous conditions and spreads moderately by creeping rhizomes.

 

Characteristics

Container plant

Deer Resistant

Native Plant

Ease of Culture

Not too hard to culture

Plant Type

Fern

 

 

Light Exposure

Full shade, Mostly shady,

Half and half

Soil Condition

Organic

Moisture Tolerance

Moist, Moderately moist

Size

quart

 

Height

12 to 24

Typical Height

15in

Spread

18in

Zones

2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8