Adiantum pedatum - Northern Maidenhair fern


Adiantum pedatum (Northern maindenhair fern) is a Northeast native fern that enjoys growing in part to full shade in damp forests and ravine bottoms.  It is clump-forming and spreads slowly by branching rhizomes. The frilly fronds are highly ornamental but may die back by mid summer if they doesn't receive enough water or shade. The fiddleheads emerge pink.

Common Name: Northern maidenhair fern  
Type: Fern
Family: Pteridaceae
Native Range: North America, Asia
Zone: 3 to 8
Height: 1.00 to 2.50 feet
Spread: 1.00 to 1.50 feet
Bloom Time: Non-flowering
Bloom Description: Non-flowering
Sun: Part shade to full shade
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Low
Suggested Use: Naturalize
Tolerate: Heavy Shade