Adiantum pedatum

Maidenhair Fern

Photo courtesy of Prides Corner Farms

  • Feathery green fronds
  • Wiry black to red stems
  • Pink fiddle-heads in the spring
  • Slowly spreads by creeping rhizomes
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Mass Planting
Mass Planting
Full Shade
Full Shade
Average Water
Average Water
Moist, Well-Drained
Moist, Well-Drained

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Hot summer heat may cause fronds to brown by mid to late summer, particularly if the soil dries out or if the area is too sunny.

Height: 12-30 in
Spread: 12-18 in
Price Level 1: $19.99~#1
Bloom Color:
Zone: 3-8

Additional Characteristics & Attributes:


  • Garden
  • Low Maintenance
  • Mass Planting


  • Full Shade


  • Mounding

Foliage Color:

  • Green

Soil Moisture:

  • Moist, Well-Drained
  • Average Water