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Adiantum pedatum

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More About Adiantum pedatum

  • Delicate bright green fronds with black-purple stems
  • Spreads by shallow rhizomes to form a dense ground cover
  • Slower growing fern, taking 2-3 years to reach mature size
  • Foliage can be an interesting texture in arrangements

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

Zone:

3

Height:

30-50 cm

Spread:

30-50 cm

Colour:

Non-flowering
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Northern Maidenhair Fern Growing and Maintenance Tips

Adiantum are found in humus rich woodlands. Grows best in a moist, well-drained, acidic to neutral soil, and is intolerant of clay conditions. Spreads slowly by shallow rhizomes. Propagate by division in early spring or by spores. Does not have any significant pests or disease.


Adiantum pedatum Characteristics

Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Ground cover
Ground cover

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Slow

Attributes

Deciduous

Habit

Compact
Clumping

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Woodland/woods edge
Border/edging
Naturalizing