Scientific Name Pronounciation:
Plant Hardiness Zones:
Plant Hardiness Zone(s):
12-18 in. H X 9-12 in. W
Bloom Time Notes:
Deciduous; black stems; horseshoe-shaped frond with 3-5 finger-like divisions; forms clumps
None, reproduces by spores
Old fronds may be used for nest materials
Rich wooded slopes; ravine bottoms; damp shady woods
By division of rhizomes or by spores.
Sun or Shade:
Partial to full shade; prefers moist, humus-rich soil, but will grow in average, medium-wet, well-drained soil; spreads slowly by creeping, branching rhizomes to form large colonies over time; tolerates mild drought.
Finely textured fronds provide interest.
Other Common Names: Northern maidenhair fern, Common maidenhair
Other Scientific Names: Adiantum aleuticum.