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Adiantum pedatum


Adiantum pedatum, the northern Maidenhair fern, is one of the most beautiful of all ferns with distinctive palmate fronds.

Adiantum pedatum is the beautiful northern maidenhair fern. Fronds are atypical for ferns in that they are palmate -- like a hand with fingers that are held on rigid, wiry, reddish-brown to black stems. The fronds themselves are finely textured and somewhat frilly and usually lax to arching, more so than its close relative the western maidenhair, A. aleuticum. A native of eastern North America frequently found on deeply shaded steep banks and cliffs. A beautiful specimen for the garden and quite amenable to average garden soils in full to part shade. Possibly hardy to zone 2.

Common Name: Northern Maidenhair Fern

Family: Pteridaceae (The Maidenhair Fern Family)

Zone Hardiness: 3-8

Light: Full Shade, Part Shade

Height: 12-24"

Width: 12-24"

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Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

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Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour: Black

Fragrance: No



Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Shaded forests, moist cliffs.

Award: AGM, GPP

Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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