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A picture of a Northern Maidenhair Fern

Northern Maidenhair Fern

Adiantum pedatum

Also known as

Five-Fingered Maidenhair Fern, American Maidenhair Fern, Five-Finger Fern, Maidenfern, Maidenhair, Pointerweed

Adiantum pedatum 09905 by Walter Siegmund (CC BY 2.5)

Full Shade
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H6

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

10cm

10 years to reach maturity

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Overview

This fern has short creeping rhizomes and forms in clumps that reach 45cm in height. Sometimes the branches can be a deep pink when they're young.