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American Maidenhair Fern

Adiantum pedatum

SKU
08362
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.
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Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.

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Botanical Pronunciationad-ee-AN-tum ped-AH-tum
Average Size at MaturityForms dense clumps, 2 ft. tall and wide; slowly spreads with age.
Bloom TimePrized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Rock Garden, Water Garden, Woodland Garden, Hillside
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full shade, Partial shade
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureClump Forming, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Gift Plant, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Shade Loving, Tolerates Acidic Soil
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.
Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Columbine (Aquilegia); Hosta (Hosta); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)

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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