Common Name : maidenhair fernFamily : PteridaceaeType : FernHabit : Spreading/BranchedFoliage : EvergreenFoliage colour : Light greenSunlight : Full ShadeMoisture : Poorly-drainedSeason of interest : Spring - Summer - Autumn - WinterTo be ShelteredHardiness: Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters -15° to -10°
Adiantum capillus-veneris has roughly triangular light green fronds comprising many delicate-looking, fan-shaped leaflets. In particularly fine specimens the fronds may be up to 60cm (24 inch) long and 25cm (10 inch) wide with individual leaflets 2-3cm (1 inch) across, but the average plant will be somewhat smaller. With pale green new growth this fern is excellent for glasshouse or indoor use. [Plants Rescue].