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Adiantum pedatum

Northern maidenhair fern

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Features

  • Height0.2m to 0.45m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.45m
  • Growth HabitMound
  • Leaf ColourLight green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Adiantum pedatum (Northern maidenhair fern). This fern has divided, finger-like, fronds in a mid-green colour. It has a creeping rootstock and graceful arching fronds held on black stems. These delicate-looking ferns may grow to a height and spread of 45 cms.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous or Semi-evergreen, Rhizome, Fragrant

Origin

E. N. America

Interest and use

Shade, ornamental, rock garden, foliage, greenhouse, under shrubs.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

This plant will prefer shade and is semi-evergreen.

Propagation

By spore or division.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids, mealy bugs, vine weevil and scale insects.

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