Hart's tongue fern

Asplenium scolopendrium 'Crispum' (Cristatum Group)

Hart's tongue fern - Asplenium scolopendrium  'Crispum' (Cristatum Group)

Common Name: Hart's tongue fern
Genus: Asplenium
Species: scolopendrium
Cultivar: 'Crispum' (Cristatum Group)

Category: Ferns
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.60 m (60 cm)
Sun/Shade: Partial shadeSpread: 0.80 m (80 cm)

Foliage Type: Evergreen
Foliage Colour: Green

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Shiny, wavy-edged fronds unfurl like frisee lettuce in early spring and remain all year. This is an unusual showy evergreen hart's tongue fern that looks best planted en masse either under shrubs at the edge of a shady border or among spring-flowering perennials. Once established it can tolerate dry soil.

  • Garden care: Plant in soil that has been improved with organic matter. Water regularly during the growing season ensuring that the soil or compost does not dry out while the plant is gettng established. 


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Asplenium scolopendrium