Plant Type: Perennials
Northern Maidenhair fern is a deciduous, clump-forming fern which typically grows 1.5 to 2' tall and is most frequently found on rich wooded slopes, ravine bottoms and damp shady woods. Features finely-textured, somewhat frilly fronds which have curved stalks and are palmately-divided. Wiry stems are reddish-brown to black.
Growing & Maintenance Tips:
Easily grown in average, medium, 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.
Foliage ColorLight green with reddish-brown stems
Plant Spread1-1.5 ft.
Hosta, Caladium, Brunnera, Astilbe, Fringed Bleeding Heart, Pulmonaria, Toad Lily, Woodland Wildflowers
Plant Height1-2.5 ft.
Soil MoistureAverage to Moist water needs
Characteristics & Attributes
Shaded Border, Woodland Garden, Shaded Rock Garden, Native Plant Garden, Edger along paths in shaded gardens, Will naturalize
Bloom TimeGrown for its attractive foliage
ExposureFull to part shade
Growth Rateslow to medium