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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

7a

USDA zone

-18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

10cm

10 years to reach maturity

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Northern Maidenhair Fern 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.

Common problems with Northern Maidenhair Fern

How to propagate Northern Maidenhair Fern

Division

By spore or division.

Spores

Other uses of Northern Maidenhair Fern

Shade, ornamental, rock garden, foliage, greenhouse, under shrubs.