Decorative fern features delicate, lacy, soft green fronds with rich black centers. Growing 12-24" tall, Maiden Hair Fern (Adiantum pedatum) is a fast-growing, native perennial that adds graceful texture and color to shade gardens, woodland gardens and native plant areas. It's also attractive planted along shaded walkways. Maiden Hair Fern complements other shade-loving foliage plants like hostas and caladiums. Deer-resistant, low-maintenance and adaptable to a range of soils, Maiden Hair Fern grows best in partial to medium shade in rich, moist soil.