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. Offered 2 ways: as a potted plant in 3.5 inch pots and as bare root tubers. 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.