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Asplenium trichomanes (Maidenhair spleenwort fern)

Skill rating
Skill rating
Intermediate
skill rating
Maintenance level
Maintenance level
2 hours care
per year
Ultimate height
Ultimate height
0.75m
Max height
Ultimate spread
Ultimate spread
0.75m
Max spread
Time to maturity
Time to maturity
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name: Asplenium trichomanes

Other names: Maidenhair spleenwort fern, Waterwort, Common spleenwort, English maidenhair, Green spleenwort

Genus: Asplenium Asplenium

Species: A. trichomanes - A. trichomanes is a small spleenwort fern forming long and narrow fronds, gradually tapering towards the tip.


Asplenium trichomanes is: Semi evergreen

Flower: Insignificant or absent in All seasons

Foliage: Dark-green in All seasons

Habit: Arching, Clump-forming, Spreading

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

How to care

Watch out for

Diseases: Sometimes affected by rust in damp winters.

General care

Pruning: Dead or damaged fronds should be removed.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Division, Spores. REGISTER to read more...


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Where to grow

Asplenium trichomanes (Maidenhair spleenwort fern) will reach a height of 0.75m and a spread of 0.75m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses: Roof terrace, City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Containers, Underplanting, Architectural, Coastal, Low Maintenance, Foliage only

Cultivation: Plant outdoors in humus-rich, moist, but well-drained soil. Bright mid-day sun can cause damage, and can be sensitive to fungicides. If planted inside under glass, plant in a mix of equal parts loam, coarse leaf mould, sharp sand and charcoal. Water moder

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect: North, South, East, West

Exposure: Sheltered, Exposed

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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Companion plants

Companion planting: Hart's tongue ferns contrast well with more feathery ferns, that toleratedry shade.

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

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PLANTS TO BUY
Asplenium Trichomanes Agm, 2l, Maidenhair Spleenwort, Fern,
£ 8.50
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£ 4.50
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£ 4.49
Asplenium Scolopendrium 'Cristata'
£ 3.50
Asplenium Scolopendrium 'Cristatum'
£ 4.50
Asplenium Scolopendrium 'Angustatum' Agm
£ 4.50

Botanical name: Asplenium trichomanes

Other names: Maidenhair spleenwort fern, Waterwort, Common spleenwort, English maidenhair, Green spleenwort

Genus: Asplenium Asplenium

Species: A. trichomanes - A. trichomanes is a small spleenwort fern forming long and narrow fronds, gradually tapering towards the tip.


Asplenium trichomanes is: Semi evergreen

Flower: Insignificant or absent in All seasons

Foliage: Dark-green in All seasons

Habit: Arching, Clump-forming, Spreading

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Watch out for

Diseases: Sometimes affected by rust in damp winters.

General care

Pruning: Dead or damaged fronds should be removed.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Division, Spores. REGISTER to read more...


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Asplenium trichomanes (Maidenhair spleenwort fern) will reach a height of 0.75m and a spread of 0.75m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses: Roof terrace, City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Containers, Underplanting, Architectural, Coastal, Low Maintenance, Foliage only

Cultivation: Plant outdoors in humus-rich, moist, but well-drained soil. Bright mid-day sun can cause damage, and can be sensitive to fungicides. If planted inside under glass, plant in a mix of equal parts loam, coarse leaf mould, sharp sand and charcoal. Water moder

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect: North, South, East, West

Exposure: Sheltered, Exposed

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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Companion planting: Hart's tongue ferns contrast well with more feathery ferns, that toleratedry shade.

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

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