Adiantum pedatum, commonly known as the maidenhair fern, has thrived in Ed's garden for many years. The largest clump is located near the upper pond, in a shaded spot. This elegant fern is native both to North America and parts of Eastern Asia. Deciduous, it dies down to the ground in the late fall. When established the new growth can reach eighteen to twenty-four inches in height. Maidenhair fern is a slower clumper and one doesn't need to worry about it growing out of scale with its neighbors. Be careful of siting it where rambunctious children or dogs veer out of control!