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Adiantum venustum (Himlayan Maidenhair Fern)

Type Herbaceous flower, Grass, Deciduous, Ground cover
Form Ground-Hugging Rounded Clump, Architectural Form
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Adiantum venustum - Cultivation Notes

Flourishing in any fertile, moist soil, this fern requires planting in a damp cool location in partial to full shade. Do not disturb established plants except when dividing (every 3-5 years) remove dead fronds in early spring.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Adiantum venustum:

  • Suitable for container growing
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Suitable for planting in full shade

Weaknesses of Adiantum venustum

  • Will not tolerate exposed, cold or hot and sunny locations
  • Does not produce showy attractive flowers

Design & Plant Use for Adiantum venustum:

  • Ornamental grass for summer long foliage interest
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