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Northern Maidenhair Fern

Adiantum pedatum

Native variety with unique curved fronds of five fingers create a palm-like display.

Maidenhair fern has a delicate appearance, forming a medium sized mound of arching black-stemmed fronds with light green leaflets arranged in a wide fan. Excellent foliage for using in cut flower arrangements. Plants take a couple of years to reach mature size, appreciating a rich soil that stays evenly moist. Not a good choice for dry shade under thirsty types of trees. Clumps may be divided after 4 to 5 years. Deciduous.

Characteristics:

Bloom Time:

Foliage plant all season

Mature Height:

12-23 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

2-9 Find your zone

Exposure:

Full Shade,Partial Shade

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Grow on at 60-70° F to flush fronds. Once fully open, drop temperature to 60°F. Provide 50% shade, keep evenly moist and never allow to completely dry out. Once actively growing, fertilize sparingly. Plants generally finish in 6-10 weeks based on growing conditions.
Plants Per Gallon: 1
Storage Temperature Prior to Planting: 38
Cooler Humidity Prior to Planting: Low

Transplanting Instructions:

Plant in well draining professional potting soil keeping crown of plant at same level it was in the plug. Once potted, water immediately and apply a broad spectrum fungicide according to directions to avoid crown and root rot.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Easy to grow in humus-rich soil in partial shade to deep shade. Perfect for the woodland garden.

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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.