Northern Maidenhair Fern
The Northern Maidenhair Fern, a northeast native fern, is one of the most stunning of any fern species you’ll ever come across. An elegant crown of feathery leaves is held a foot or so above the ground on slender bluish black stems and as the cool summer breeze causes the foliage to wave in the wind it is easy to see why this fern was named maidenhair. A truly stunning addition to the shade garden. Plant in cool, moist soil in shade to part shade. Plants will grow 1.5 to 2 feet tall and form a slowly spreading clump via underground rhizomes.
Latin Name: Adiantum pedatum
Site and Soil: Maidenhair Fern likes partial shade and cool moist soil.
Pollination Requirements: No pollination is required
Hardiness: hardy to minus 40 F.
Size at Maturity: 1-2.5 ft. in height by 2 feet wide
Pests & Diseases: Maidenhair Fern is not bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 3