Adiantum venustum - hardy maiden-haired fern

FireFire LondonPosts: 4,565
I have seen adiantum venustum described as both deciduous and evergreen by UK selling sites. Does anyone with one know how it behaves? I am looking for an evergreen. It will be in a shady, sheltered spot, in a window box next to wall.





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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 15,529
    The RHS says almost evergreen in mild areas.   https://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/449/Adiantum-venustum/Details

    I've only ever grown the houseplant form and found then fussy about humidity, even in a bathroom.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • B3B3 Posts: 7,935
    It's a beautiful plant, but totally unforgiving! I love them, but I've given up.

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • FireFire LondonPosts: 4,565
    edited July 2018
    B3, have you had the outdoor ones? I have had several indoor types and they are indeed divas. So beautiful, though.
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,371
    My Maidenhair fern grows very quickly outdoors in a free-draining loam ; sun or shade , wet or dry doesn't appear to bother it .
    I've given numerous large clumps away to people over the years ; never found it to be a problem !
  • FireFire LondonPosts: 4,565
    ooo we have two B3s on one thread. Can I shout "battleships"?
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,371
    Whoh!!!......do I detect a 'debate' about to evolve here ??
  • B3B3 Posts: 7,935
     We've discussed this. I'm his evil twin.
    I didn't know there were outdoor ones. I'll definitely look out for them once the drought' s over.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,371
    Amusing this !.....when evil meets evil ; could potentially get interesting !
  • FireFire LondonPosts: 4,565
    I just found out that there were outdoor ones. I love the frilly fronds. I'll give one a go.
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,371
    I also grow the Northern Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum pedatum) ; slower but very hardy outdoors .
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