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Adiantum pedatum

Northern Maidenhair

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Northern Maidenhair is a fine-textured deciduous fern. Pink fiddleheads emerge in spring, turning green as they mature. Northern Maidenhair is a...

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Description:

Northern Maidenhair is a fine-textured deciduous fern. Pink fiddleheads emerge in spring, turning green as they mature. Northern Maidenhair is a good plant for moist, shady sites. This attractive fern combines well with other perennials in shade, woodland, or rock gardens, and makes an excellent edging plant along shady pathways.

Plant Details:

Plant Type: Fern, Groundcover

New Jersey Native: Yes

Deer Resistance: High

Salt Tolerance: Low to None

Hardiness Zone: 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b

Physiographic Region: All Regions in NJ

Soil Characteristics

Soil Type: Organic

Soil Moisture: Medium-drained

Soil pH: Acidic, Slightly Acidic

Light Needs of Plant

Optimal Light: Shade

Light Range: Partial Shade, Shade

Water Needs of Plant

Soil Moisture: Medium-drained

Drought Tolerance: Low

Size and Growth Rate

Height: 1 - 2.5 ft

Spread: 1 - 1.5 ft

Growth Rate: Medium