Maidenhair Fern’(BareRoot) Adiantum pedatum
Shade Loving Plant,Low growing ,Zone 4 - 8
Ferns are perfect for the background of the garden or in a woodland setting. Their gracefulness makes them especially suited for companions to the Hosta. Performs well in sun but prefers partial shade.
The stems of the ‘Maidenhair Fern’ have arching fan-shaped segments of 5-9 fingers. A delicate fast growing variety. It is among the most beautiful of all ferns, “graceful” and “delicate” being the most recurring descriptors. The shiny black stems are lined on two sides with lacy leaves, in upright to fountaining sprays. This fern is a perennial and is deciduous in colder climates. Wiry stems are reddish-brown to black. Crosiers (coiled young fiddleheads) emerge pink in spring. This is a wetlands plant that does not flower or bloom. The attractive foliage is showcased in container plantings, foundation plantings, and groundcovers.
Planting Instructions: May be planted in any well-drained soil. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the root meets the stem) is level with the soil surface. Water thoroughly. Easily grown in average, medium wet, well-drained soil in part shade to full shade. Prefers moist, humusy, acidic soils in full shade. Spreads slowly by creeping, branching rhizomes to form large colonies over time.