Himalayan Maidenhair Fern, Evergreen Maidenhair Fern
Adiantum venustum

Family: Pteridaceae
Genus: Adiantum (ad-ee-AN-tum) (Info)
Species: venustum (ven-NUSS-tum) (Info)
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Category:

Ferns

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Other details:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From spores

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

El Cerrito, California

Melbourne, Florida

Baltimore, Maryland

Mahwah, New Jersey

Bronx, New York

Lexington, Virginia

Anacortes, Washington

Bainbridge Island, Washington

Olympia, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Jun 7, 2008, Malus2006 from Coon Rapids, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

This species is zone 4 hardy - I have seen it in a few fellow gardener's yard but may require special care. Possible zone 3b hardy?

Positive

On Feb 17, 2007, Cretaceous from El Sobrante, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

This fern has done well on our front porch, where it is shaded from the sun and protected from strong winds. Needs to be sprayed daily with filtered water, and fed (diluted fish emulsion) about every two-three weeks. Protect from slugs and snails. Native to the Himalayan Mountains of China and Nepal.