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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
Delta maidenhair fern
Adiantum cuneatum Adiantum rubellum
Adiantum can be deciduous or evergreen ferns with shiny black stalks bearing simple or more usually pinnately divided fronds, the segments fan-shaped, oblong or rounded, carrying spores under reflexed marginal flaps
A. raddianum is a tufted evergreen fern to 50cm, shortly rhizomatous, with smooth black stalks bearing triangular, 3-pinnate fronds composed of light green, rounded, lobed segments
Tropical America: W Indies
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
Time to ultimate height
Under glass, grow in moisture retentive well-drained soil, in bright indirect light in the summer and full light in the winter months
Sow spores as soon as ripe at a minimum of 21C (70F). Divide rhizomes in early spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Patio & Container Plants
Pruning Plant requires little pruning other than the removal of dead leaves
Pests Can be susceptible to scale insects
Generally trouble free
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