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Northern Maidenhair Fern

SKU: AM014175
per Bag of 3
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Airy, lacy, and graceful, the native Maidenhair Fern is known for its grassy green foliage and jet-black stems. Delicate fronds form in a circular pattern on tough, cold hardy plants. Choose a shady location for this woodland beauty, or be sure to give extra water when siting in sunnier spots. Naturalizes with ease in moist soils. (Adiantum pedatum)
key features
Botanical Name
Adiantum pedatum
Growing Zones
Zone 2, Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Native, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Groundcover, Naturalizes, Striking Foliage
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Mature Height
12-18" tall
Bloom Time
Foliage plant all season.


Most gardeners would agree that if there were a beauty contest for ferns, then Northern Maidenhair Fern would be the clear winner. A beautiful, delicate but tough native of woods all the way from Canada to Georgia. In early spring, burgundy fiddleheads reach high, and then suddenly unfurl into flat tray-like hands of delicate fronds, clear green with striking black stems, arrayed in a perfect circle. All Maidenhair asks is a shady spot, some fertility in the soil, and to be kept moist throughout the growing season. It's magnificent with Trillium and other early spring flowers.