Adiantum can be deciduous or evergreen ferns with shiny black stalks bearing simple or more usually pinnately divided fronds, the segments fan-shaped, oblong or rounded, carrying spores under reflexed marginal flaps
Adiantum pedatum Miss Sharples
Maidenhair Fern is known for many tender species but are totally hardy outdoors. They all share the beautiful, delicate, oblong or fan-shaped leaves and the dark coloured stem. They enjoy moisture and can be used along waterways, water features or any moist garden area. They are also very effective planted in rockeries or crevices in stonewalls.