Adiantum capillus-venerisRef.: ADIAN 020
Origin : in France: along the Mediterranean and the Atlantic coast. World wide distributed.
Family : Pteridaceae.
True maidenhair. Venus-hair fern
The rhizome is short-creeping. The stipes are black, shiny and thin. The lamina is bipinnate, each pinnule is rounded with a crenate margin. The elongated sori are covered with a false indusia, the reflexed edge of pinnules. This delicate fern will do well in cool, wet, chalky soils, rockeries, living walls, in shade. Be careful with slugs. Evergreen. Height : 20/30cm. Hardiness : -15°C.
- Foliage : evergreen
- Height : less than 30cm
- Soil type : alkaline
- Site : veranda, greenhouse, indoor, walls, rockery, fountain, rocks, banks, cool to moist, potted fern
- Exposure : shade
- Shape : flexible, light
- Rhizome : short-creeping
- Hardiness : down to -15°C (5°F)