The hardiest maidenhair fern
Adiantum pedatum 'Imbricatum' is a slow-growing fern whose short rhizomes can, over time, form large colonies.
It has majestic palmate fronds, rather like a parasol or open hand, which are borne on fine, shiny black petioles. Adianthus 'Imbricatum' is a more compact variety than the type species. Height: 20 to -30 cm.
It's a great addition to a partial shade garden to contrast with mammoth-leaved, moisture-loving varieties (Hosta, Rodgersia, Trachystemon orientalis, Astilboides tabularis), or it can be planted:
- with Pachysandra terminalis as its delicate fronds go marvellously with the flat, uniform mat of Japanese spurge, creating an attractive foliage contrasts (light green / dark shiny green) and soft/crisp-cut shapes;
- in a crevice in a rock garden, where it will cope with stony soil as long as it's kept constantly moist;
- in a pot, it can be grown in a fresh, shady corner of a patio.
In the garden we grow Adianthum pedatum 'Imbricatum' in partial shade in humus-rich, moist to humid, but well-drained soil.
Despite appearances it's a sturdy fern that can cope with sunshine (morning sun). Hardiness: -15°C
Maintenance: trim the dried fronds then add a mulch of leaf compost at the beginning of winter.
- 10,5cm pot
- Hardiness zones : zone 7-10
- Height: 10 to 30cm
- Plant spacing: 30 cm
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