Scientific Name: Adiantum pedatum
Common Name: maidenhair fern
Family Name: Pteridaceae
Origin: B.C. west of Cascades, U.S. - northwest
Hardiness Zone: Zone 2: (-46 to -40 °C)
Plant Type: Fern
Mature Size: 0.4 - 0.7m x 0.6 - 1.0m (height x width)
Habit: Irregular, Pendulous, Spreading
Form: Round
Texture: Fine
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Alpine, Bedding plant, Cut flower or foliage, Fall interest, Forestry, Ground cover, Group or mass planting, Indoor plant, Mixed shrub border, Perennial border, Small garden/space, Summer interest, Waterside planting, Woodland margin
Exposure: Full sun only if soil kept moist, Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade, Deep shade
Soil or Media: Humus rich, Well-drained
Leaves: Compound, Fern-like, Basal, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Digitate (palmate), Odd-pinnate, Bipinnate, Elliptic, Oblong, Pinnately lobed
Fruit: Sporangium (spores), Brown, Jul-Aug
Key ID Features:
Frond with black stipe and fan-shaped blade with (3-)7-9 pinnae, most elliptical, 15-22(-30)cm long x 3-5cm wide; central pinnules mostly oblong, 10-25mm long x 8-13mm wide, apex obtuse with a few small shallow lobes, margin entire on one side, opposite margin with reflexed lobes partially covering oblong sori, 1-3mm long.