Maidenhair Fern

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Buy Bare Root Maidenhair Ferns

Maidenhair Ferns are pretty and delicate ferns. The wiry, purple-brown petioles and feathery, circular fronds of the Maidenhair ferns grow outward in a flat, fan-like position. You will find this fern variety slow spreading and is a non-invasive fern.

How to Grow Maidenhair fern plants

The plants remain attractive from spring to fall when planted in humus-rich, loose, well-drained soil that is kept moist at all times. Give your Maidenhair ferns a cool site in part to full shade. Plants can be propagated by dividing the creeping rhizomes or tubers in early spring, just as they emerge.  Tubers should be planted just below the surface.

This lacy fern adds a delicate touch to the shade garden. Plant Adiantum pedatum with hostas, astilbes, fringed bleeding hearts, lungworts (Pulmonaria), toad lilies (Tricyrtis), and woodland wildflowers.


Maidenhair (Five Fingered Fern) Ferns are available as:

  • Bare Root - 1 Order Contains 5 Tubers (Ships September through May)
  • 2 Quart Square Pot  - Not currently available

Plants shipping to CA and AZ addresses will be bare rooted before being prepped for shipping.

  • Category: Perennials, Perennial Plants, Ferns
  • Plant Type: Deciduous
  • Light Requirement: Partial, Full Shade
  • Soil Condition: Moist, Wet
  • Mature Height: 2 - 3ft
  • Growth Rate: Fast-Growing
  • Planting Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Quantity1 - 45 - Unlimited

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