Asplenium trichomanes is found in all mountainous regions from Europe to Asia, North America, Latin America, Africa and Australia!
This rock-loving plant can thrive on an old moss-covered wall, in masonry cracks or in the cool shade of a stone well. It is very strong and hardy.
It forms small 10 - 15 cm tufts with finely pinnate, shiny evergreen leaves.
Asplenium trichomanes, the type species, prefers acidic rocks such as sandstone, basalt and granite and a simple bed of humus.
Plant it in partial shade in an alpine rockery in a mixture of equal parts of good garden soil, rough sand and leaf mould (with a touch of ericaceous compost).
It grows well in a pot or trough and in the company of other alpine plants such as: Saxifraga, Cyclamen coum, Scleranthus, Raoulia
Common name: Maidenhair spleenwort
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- 10,5cm pot
- Hardiness zones : zone 5-10
- Height: 10 to 30cm
- Plant spacing: 30 cm
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