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Adiantum venustum (Evergreen maidenhair)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.5m
Max height
1m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Adiantum venustum

Other names

Evergreen maidenhair

Genus

Adiantum Adiantum

Species

A. venustum - A. venustum is a mat-forming, semi-evergreen fern, with fronds made up of many small fan-shaped segments. These often turning an attractive russet-brown during the autumn and winter months.


Adiantum venustum is: Semi evergreen

Habit

Arching, Clump-forming, Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Insignificant or absent in All seasons

Foliage

Russet in Winter; Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Scale insects Scale insects

Diseases

Sometimes affected by rust in damp winters.

General care

Pruning

Dead or damaged fronds should be removed.

Propagation methods

Division, Spores


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Where to grow

Adiantum venustum (Evergreen maidenhair) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 1m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Containers, Underplanting, Low Maintenance, Foliage only

Cultivation

Plant outdoors in moderately fertile soil. Bright mid-day sun can cause damage. Or plant inside in a mix of 1 part loam, bark, charcoal and lime chippings; 2 parts sharp sand; 3 parts leaf mould. Ensure humidity with good ventilation and fertilse monthly.

Soil type

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

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

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

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

Botanical name

Adiantum venustum

Other names

Evergreen maidenhair

Genus

Adiantum Adiantum

Species

A. venustum - A. venustum is a mat-forming, semi-evergreen fern, with fronds made up of many small fan-shaped segments. These often turning an attractive russet-brown during the autumn and winter months.

Foliage

Semi evergreen

Habit

Arching, Clump-forming, Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Insignificant or absent in All seasons

Foliage

Russet in Winter; Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Scale insects

Diseases

Sometimes affected by rust in damp winters.

General care

Pruning

Dead or damaged fronds should be removed.

Propagation methods

Division, Spores


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Adiantum venustum (Evergreen maidenhair) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 1m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Containers, Underplanting, Low Maintenance, Foliage only

Cultivation

Plant outdoors in moderately fertile soil. Bright mid-day sun can cause damage. Or plant inside in a mix of 1 part loam, bark, charcoal and lime chippings; 2 parts sharp sand; 3 parts leaf mould. Ensure humidity with good ventilation and fertilse monthly.

Soil type

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

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

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COMPANION PLANTS

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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