The Five Fingered Maidenhair Fern has finely-textured, somewhat frilly fronds which have curved stalks and are palmately-divided (i.e., fronds divide into finger-like projections). Wiry stems are reddish-brown to black. Crosiers (coiled young fiddleheads) emerge pink in spring.
Pronunciation: ad-ee-AN-tum ped-AH-tum
Species Meaning: Foot-like (usually bird's foot)
Adiantum pedatum is native to North America.
Part shade to full shade. Moist soil with plenty of humus or organic matter
Clumps expand slowly by shallow rhizomes and are easily divided in early spring. Not aggressive.
In Our Garden
Plant ID: P21143
Found in Pots,
Waiting to find its forever home in the garden.
We acquired this plant from Fred Meyer - grown by Iwasaki Bros.