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Maidenhair Fern

This is almost everybody's favorite fern. Jet black stems and deciduous fronds in a circular pattern. (Adiantum pedatum)

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Bag of 3 14FFERN3

Price: $16.95

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Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Plant Size: 12-24" tall, 12-18" wide
Light: Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Bloom Time: Foliage plant all summer
Shipping: Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

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Maidenhair Fern, Adiantum pedatum, Maidenhair Fern
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Common Name Maidenhair Fern
Botanical Name Adiantum pedatum
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Mature Height 12-24" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 12-18" wide
Bloom Time Foliage plant all summer
Planting Depth Plant so that the top of the root is 1" below the soil line.
Ships As Bare Root
Foliage Finely-textured, somewhat frilly fronds
Planting Season Fall
Soil Type Loamy Soil, Acidic Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant
Ships to Canada No
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If there were a beauty contest for these plants, this is the clear winner, at least in the judgement of most gardeners. This is beautiful American Maidenhair, a delicate but tough native of woods all the way from Canada to Georgia. In early spring, fine black stems reach high, and then suddenly unfurl into flat tray-like hands of delicate fronds, arrayed in a perfect circle. All Maidenhair asks is a moist shady spot and plenty of rich wood soil. It's magnificent with Trillium and other spring flowers.
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No fern here


from Hanley Falls, MN

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Comments about American Meadows Maidenhair Fern:

I planted this last fall and there is no sign of it coming up.

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Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

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As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Fall bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial orders may arrive separately from bulbs and seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our Shipping Information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 270-5187 or Contact Us by email.

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