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Northern maidenhair fern

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Adiantum pedatum
Photo: Jardin botanique de Montréal (Gilles Murray)
Adiantum pedatum

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Botany

Origin and description

Fern native to Québec. This species is the most beautiful fern in our flora, according to Brother Marie-Victorin. Its fronds are delicate and distinctly bifurcated. It can make magnificent ground cover.

The species is considered vulnerable in Québec.

Height: 45 to 55 cm
Width: 30 cm

Common name

Northern maidenhair fern

Latin name (genus)

Adiantum pedatum

English common name

French common name

Botanical family

  • Pteridaceae
Horticulture

Growing conditions

Exposure: semi-shade, shade
Soil type: fresh, damp, rich; does not tolerate drought

Hardiness

  • Zone 4

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Pests and diseases
Physiological disorders

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