Himalayan Maidenhair Fern

Adiantum venustum

Himalayan Maidenhair Fern

Himalayan Maidenhair (Adiantum venustum), is a prize winner and an absolutely beautiful ground cover. As a special bonus – unlike most hardy maidenhairs – it is evergreen. Once established it will gradually creep through the lightly-shaded woodland garden producing elegant 12″ fronds of triangular foliage atop blackish stems. It is not in the least bit invasive, but rather a welcome ground cover. In time the carpet can be divided, but for success this is best done in autumn, and should be transplanted in fairly sizable chunks. New spring growth comes early and is briefly tinged salmon rose color – and is totally unfazed by bouts of late frosts or snow! This beloved species grows with protection in Zone 5 and with ease in Zones 6 to 9.

Habit: Spreading

Range: Zones 5 - 8 Learn more about zones


Type: Evergreen

Collection(s): Hardy, Mickel, Unique

Casa Flora Number: 34040