Adiantum pedatum

Common name: Maidenhair Fern

Native plant

Northern Maidenhair Fern has delicate, 8-20" fronds, with dark, shiny stems. They form a graceful, fan-like pattern that is unique among native ferns. Burgundy-red fiddleheads appear in early spring. Typically grows 1.5' to 2' tall in average, medium, well-drained soil, part shade to full shade. Spreads slowly by creeping, branching rhizomes to form large colonies over time.  

Also available in quarts.


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Pricing information for
Per unit for pint growing method $5.50
Flats $70

Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Mesic, Moist Mesic

Light exposure

Partial Sun, Shade


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General information

Mature height
1 Feet
Mature width
1 Feet
Max height
2 Feet
Max width
1 Feet
Growth rate

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