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Adiantum venustum

Himalayan Maidenhair Fern

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Item #: 3658

Zones: 4b to 8a

Dormancy: Evergreen

Height: 6" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: China

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)


According to Dr. John Mickel, author of Ferns for American Gardens, "The Himalayan maidenhair has become one of the great all-time ferns." This dainty-looking evergreen gem is amazingly cold hardy but less thrilled with long hot summers. However, when given enough summer moisture, it has performed admirably in our NC woodland garden. While slow to get started, Adiantum venustum makes a nice patch to 3' wide in 5-10 years, depending on the quality of soil preparation. In 1996, we saw Adiantum venustum growing at 11,000' elevation on a rocky outcrop in the mountains of Yunnan, China...a testament to its ruggedness. In cultivation, Adiantum venustum is a superb, easy-to-grow, deer-resistant, evergreen groundcover for the woodland garden!