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Maidenhair Fern

Sale price$49.99

Quantity 25 Ferns

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Geoffrey Selling
purchase of fern roots

They arrived well packed and the correct number was included. A few more planting instructions (eg; depth) would help but I knew enough to manage it. the packing was good and I appreciated the reminder that these will not probably sprout till NEXT spring. This is for a fundraiser and I will share that information with all who purchased the ferns. None of the root clumps was measly. It WAS hard to read which kind of fern was in each bag because the black marker that had been used was obviously running out of ink. Make sure your staff uses a DARK marker so your customers know which is which. Finally, I would have appreciated a packing slip so that I could double check the order with the number of ferns provided. I didn't want my laptop in the planting area because of water and dirt. But all in all, this was a good purchase.

Angie Farris
Maidenhair fern

This is a wonderful addition to my flower garden. Looks great where I planted it.

Anna Reed
Maidenhair Ferns


Maidenhair Ferns are a collective group of plants with light green, feathery leaves in a unique fan-like pattern that is almost a perfect circle. They are easy to grow, kept in a moist environment, and not left to dry out. Their ease of care makes them a common choice for ground cover plants or indoor potted plants. They can reach 20 to 24 inches and live very long.

Maidenhair Ferns Foliage Is A Light Green-Gray Color

The leaves are light green-grey and soft to the touch. They are found in clusters on this plant. As they spread and cover a large area, they are best planted a couple of feet apart. They prefer part to full shade and like moist soil. The more moisture there is around them, the better they grow.

You will Find Maidenhair Fern Near Wetlands

The moist soils it enjoys are often found near wetland areas and ponds. The plant will become dormant during drought but will return in the spring. Many homeowners love this type because they are versatile and can be grown outdoors or in.

Maidenhair Fern Can Even Grow Indoors

Maidenhair Fern is a healthy Indoor fern option. These are very delicate types in the Cichorioideae family, which holds over two hundred species and is divided into a classification of the Pteridaceae. These closely related species can shed water without becoming wet. They carry tiny fronds and a delicate appearance associated with the hardy types that are not sensitive to cold, rather than tropical types. These related species can be healthy plants to keep indoors.

This plant typically grows along riverbanks and near hot springs. It likes to be consistently moist because it hates to dry out, even briefly. It is currently endangered in Australia and Canada. Many growers have successfully kept it in its active stage by placing it in a shady area or under a plant bench in the sunroom.

Maidenhair Ferns Info

Botanical Latin Name: Adiantum

Common Name: Northern maidenhair fern

Sun Exposure: Part shade to full shade

Mature Height: 18 inches

Spread: 18 inches

Spacing: 1-2 feet apart

Growth Rate: Slow

Flowering Time: Non-flowering

How Long It Flowers: Non-flowering

Flower Color: Non-flowering

Soil Requirements: Loose, rich, well-drained potting soil

Pruning: Cut the stems at the base when leaves dry up or fall off