Adiantum pedatum is a very delicate and airy looking fern with fan shaped fronds on striking black stems. It has a very unique growth habits spreading its fronds in a perfect circle. It spreads slowly over time to form large colonies. This plant is a native of moist woodlands in eastern North America. It adds a different texture to woodland plantings. Maidenhair Ferns combine well with Asarum europeaum and larger leaved shade perennials.
- Height: 30 - 61 cm (12 - 24 in)
- Spread: 30 - 46 cm (12 - 18 in)
- Cold Hardiness: Zone 3
- Sun or Shade: partiall to full shade
- Bloom Time: grown only for foliage
- Leaf Colour: green
- Bloom Colour: does not flower
Growing and Maintenance Tips
This fern prefers rich, well drained acidic soil in part to full shade. It needs consistent moisture or the fronds will dry out. A year around organic mulch is recommended to conserve soil moisture and add organic content to the soil.