Western Maidenhair

Adiantum aleuticum

Western Maidenhair Fern

Western Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum aleuticum) refuses to grow east of the Rockies while Five Fingered Maidenhair  Fern (Adiantum pedatum) refuses to grow west of the Rockies.  Other than that, you can’t tell them apart.  One of the daintiest native ferns there is, it is hardy from Zone 3 to Zone 9.  Shiny black stipes hold the sprays of small pinnae 12 to 18 inches above the ground.

Habit: Spreading

Range: Zones 4 - 9 Learn more about zones


Type: Deciduous

Collection(s): Hardy, Native, New

Casa Flora Number: 34100