Adiantum venustum

Himalayan maidenhair

Fern Facts


Hardiness (USDA zones): 5-9

Size: 12" - 18"

Size (cm): 30cm-46cm

Height and Spread: Medium - 1' to 3' in height or spread in 5 years

Water Needs: Drought Tolerant

Garden Use: Ground cover

Origin: Asia, China, India


This fern could become as common as rock rose, and it would still be underused.  Like the perfect “little black dress,” this elegant groundcover with its glossy stems and limey foliage looks good with everything.  Prefers part shade and is surprisingly drought tolerant once established.

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