Himalayan Maidenhair Fern
From 11,000 feet high in the Himalaya Mountains comes one of the greatest cultivated fern species, the Himalayan Maidenhair Fern ! This surprisingly cold hardy maidenhair fern is evergreen and quite tough given how dainty and elegant it looks. Although it can tolerate a fair bit of cold, it despises long hot summers, so be sure to water well or place in a very shady location if you live in a place with very hot summers. Himalayan Maidenhair Fern grows to about 12 inches high and spreads to form a nice clumping and easily managed ground cover. They are slow to establish but are very tough once established.
Latin Name: Adantium venustum
Site and Soil: Himalayan Maidenhair likes partial shade and cool moist soil.
Pollination Requirements: No pollination is required
Hardiness: Ostich Fern is hardy to minus 40 F.
Size at Maturity: 12 inches high and spreading as a groundcover
Pests & Diseases: Himalayan Maidenhair Fern is not bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 5-9