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Common name: Maidenhair fernType: HerbaceousAspect: Prefers partial shadeColour: Not applicableSeason: Not applicableSoil: MoistSize: SmallDelivery: Mail order or collect in personImage: WTGN
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Fully hardy fern, evergreen in sheltered positions, for a moist and shady spot, grown for its delicate foliage, shiny black stalks bearing finely divided fronds. Relatively low habit and slow growing but in time forming very elegant and delicate mounds of fine foliage.
Enjoys cool and moister conditions, so enrich the soil with well rooted garden compost and mulch in the spring if there is a risk of very dry conditions developing in high summer. Having said that, we find that Adiantum venustum grows perfectly well in our freely draining sandy loams soil in the nursery garden, especially as a large Persian lilac Syringa x persica provides ample shade. Native to China and the Himalayas. Fully hardy. Height and spread::30cm.