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Asplenium antiquum 'Leslie' (Bird's nest fern 'Leslie')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.6m
Max height
0.6m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Asplenium antiquum 'Leslie'

Other names

Bird's nest fern 'Leslie'

Genus

Asplenium Asplenium

Variety or Cultivar

'Leslie' _ 'Leslie' is a compact, half-hardy, evergreen fern forming a rosette of erect to arching, leathery, strap-shaped, glossy, mid- to dark green fronds with ruffled, notched tips.


Asplenium antiquum 'Leslie' is: Evergreen

Habit

Arching, Compact, Rosette

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Insignificant or absent in All seasons

Foliage

Bright-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Diseases

Sometimes affected by rust in damp winters.

Rust Rust

General care

Pruning

Dead or damaged fronds should be removed as needed.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Asplenium antiquum 'Leslie' (Bird's nest fern 'Leslie') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.6m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Ground Cover, Underplanting, Foliage only

Cultivation

In frost-free areas, grow in humus-rich, moist but well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil with added grit in partial shade. Under glass, grow in a equal parts mix of leaf mould or peat substitute, sharp sand, and charcoal in bright filtered light and moderate humidity. Water moderately and feed at half-strength monthly.

Soil type

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

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

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

Botanical name

Asplenium antiquum 'Leslie'

Other names

Bird's nest fern 'Leslie'

Genus

Asplenium Asplenium

Variety or Cultivar

'Leslie' _ 'Leslie' is a compact, half-hardy, evergreen fern forming a rosette of erect to arching, leathery, strap-shaped, glossy, mid- to dark green fronds with ruffled, notched tips.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Arching, Compact, Rosette

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Insignificant or absent in All seasons

Foliage

Bright-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Diseases

Sometimes affected by rust in damp winters.

Specific diseases

Rust

General care

Pruning

Dead or damaged fronds should be removed as needed.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Asplenium antiquum 'Leslie' (Bird's nest fern 'Leslie') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.6m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Ground Cover, Underplanting, Foliage only

Cultivation

In frost-free areas, grow in humus-rich, moist but well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil with added grit in partial shade. Under glass, grow in a equal parts mix of leaf mould or peat substitute, sharp sand, and charcoal in bright filtered light and moderate humidity. Water moderately and feed at half-strength monthly.

Soil type

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

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10

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COMPANION PLANTS

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

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