Alternate Plants

Sun & Shade both are necessary for the life of certain plants 

Northern Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum pedatum) 

Shade ferns are considered the most familiar of ferns shade varieties. The Maidenhair Fern is one of the most popular and viable options for the ferns shade perennial varieties in most growing regions. The species name means "like a bird’s foot," referencing the look of the frond’s “C” appearance at its tip. Maidenhair is easy to grow and extremely forgiving in the garden with a reputation of doing well in areas where other plants do not thrive.

Sun & Shade help ferns to grow

The Maidenhair Fern is a viable option for just about any garden landscape in North America In the northern and colder regions of North America you want to consider varieties of ferns that are considered cold hardy perennials shade garden varieties and the Northern Maidenhair Fern is a perfect choice. Their stems are beautiful black with shining green pinnae fronds that curl at the tip. Maidenhair Fern reproduces from spores produced on the front underside. Superb for naturalizing. Provides excellent texture and exceptional contrast in the perennials shade garden and beneath the fast-growing trees sun umbrella. This shade-loving fern offers excellent feel any difference in your shade garden with its beautiful arching fronds.

Sun & Shade plants are harder to care for as they need a certain amount of sun and shade

Northern Maidenhair prefers a soil that is rich and organic, evenly moist, and well-drained. It will tolerate some clay. The Northern Maidenhair needs little attention once established, although it will appreciate regular mulching and watering during especially dry periods. Divide the Northern Maidenhair in early springtime. The Northern Maidenhair prefers partial shade to full shade. It is very adaptable to hillsides, woodland areas, forest canopy, creeks, and streams. Couples beautifully with other perennials shade gardens and underneath the fast-growing trees sun canopies. Northern Maidenhair fern is resistant to most garden pests. Grows up to 2 feet tall and up to 4 feet wide. The slow-growing spread through rhizomes and grown in Zone 2 to Zone 8.