Black stems holding small, delicate, soft green leaves. A slower growing fern, taking 2-3 years to reach mature size. Foliage can be an interesting texture in arrangements.
Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit (1993).
Adiantum are found in humus rich woodlands. Grows best in a moist, well-drained, acidic to neutral soil, and is intolerant of clay conditions. Spreads slowly by shallow rhizomes. Propagate by division in early spring or by spores. Does not have any significant pests or disease. This Species is not a good choice for dry shade.