Adiantum venustum

Himalayan maidenhair fern

Evergreen Fern, Groundcover, Perennial

Adiantum venustum (Himalayan maidenhair fern) is a sturdy, evergreen fern despite its delicate appearance. Light green, fan-shaped leaflets on arching black stems. Deciduous below 14°F. Ferns thrive in moist, neutral to acidic, loose, richly organic soil. Excellent for mass plantings, rock gardens, containers, in woodlands and naturalized landscapes.

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Growing Conditions

Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8

Exposure: Full Shade, Part Shade, Deep Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade


Size: 4 - 10 tall x 12 - 36 wide
Shape / Form: Low and Spreading
Foliage Texture: Fine
Foliage Quality: Fine

Features: Attractive Foliage, Low Maintenance, Winter Interest, Year-round Interest

Foliage Color: Green

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Banks and Slopes, Edging, Groundcover, Mixed Border, Small Gardens
Special Situations: Deep Shade
Wildlife: Deer Resistant

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Year-round Interest, Three Seasons of Interest
Position / Role: front of border, ground hugger, matrix / mingler
Plant Behavior: Running Growth / stoloniferous
Collections: eGardenGo Favorite, Great Plant Pick, Plants That Earn Their Keep

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: medium

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