Adiantum pedatum

Northern Maidenhair Fern

Semi-evergreen Fern, Perennial

Lovely soft green leaves with a dark center on thin, shiny black stems. Fronds are arranged in a half circle like a fan. Prefers moist, but not wet, soil.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8

Exposure: Full Shade, Part Shade, Deep Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade

Water Needs: Regular / Even


Size: 18 - 24 tall x 18 - 24 wide
Shape / Form: Clumping
Foliage Texture: Fine
Foliage Quality: Fine

Features: Attractive Foliage, Low Maintenance

Foliage Color: Green

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Beds and Borders, Cutting Garden, Edging, Groundcover, Mixed Border, Small Gardens
Special Situations: Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant
Wildlife: Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Three Seasons of Interest
Position / Role: front of border, ground hugger, matrix / mingler
Collections: eGardenGo Favorite, Plants That Earn Their Keep

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

Plant Combos