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Adiantum pedatum /Northern Maidenhair Fern

Adiantum pedatum  / Adiantum pedatum
Foliage with shiny, black stems
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Foliage with shiny, black stems

Fern growing in deep shade

This fern grows above the coastal plains area

Fronds with shiny black rachis

Three groups in a landscape

Three established clumps

Large group of established ferns in a garden setting

Growing in Alaska

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Scientific Name: Adiantum pedatum
Common Name: Northern Maidenhair Fern
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Light Exposure: Filtered Shade, Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Ground covers
Comments: This native of the Atlantic seaboard must have deep shade and will not tolerate dry growing conditions. Provide a soil that has a generous amount of humus. Produces very attractive foliage.