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American Maidenhair Fern

Adiantum pedatum

Pronunciation: ad-ee-AN-tum ped-AH-tum
SKU #08362

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Description A popular cold hardy, North American native fern with distinctive, fan-shaped, lacy, green fronds on shiny black, curved stems. Spreads quickly in moist, lightly shaded areas with good air circulation. Use among traditional woodland plants beneath shade trees. Deciduous.
Light Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade
Watering Keep soil moist to wet.
Blooms Prized for foliage.
Mature Size Forms dense clumps, 2 ft. tall and wide; slowly spreads with age.
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features North American Native Selection
Growth Rate Slow
Growth Habit Spreading
Care Thrives in enriched, acidic, moist, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil. Feed frequently during growing season with general purpose fertilizer. Remove old fronds after new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-8

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