Adiantum aleuticum has an amazing range that extends from the Aleutian Islands of Alaska all the way south to Chihuahua. It is extremely rare in the Eastern United States. It prefers light to deep shade with adequate moisture though it won’t perform well in standing water. Avoid hot afternoon sun to prevent leaf burn in summer. This plant was selected by horticulture professionals from the Northwestern United States as a Great Plant Picks, an honor given to only the best landscape plants. It is closely related to the Northern maidenhair fern.
Delicate foliage adds texture to woodland gardens
Birds and other small animals find nesting and shelter beneath the fern
Easy to establish and maintain
Combines beautifully with spring wildflowers
Chosen as "Great Plant Picks" an honor given to great landscape plants
Native mainly to the western portion of the U.S. Found on cliffs, balds, or ledges and rocky slopes.
Shady woodlands are not the only place that ferns can be found. In fact, ferns can grow in a variety of habitats from mountain tops to rocky deserts. Ferns can also grow in rock crevices and in acid wetlands such as swamps.
Water regularly while plants are becoming established. Cut back dead foliage in late winter or early spring.