Hart's Tongue Fern

Asplenium scolopendrium

Hart's Tongue Fern - Asplenium scolopendrium

Common Name: Hart's Tongue Fern
Genus: Asplenium
Species: scolopendrium

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

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.75 m (75 cm)
Sun/Shade: Partial shadeSpread: 0.60 m (60 cm)

Foliage Type: Evergreen
Foliage Colour: Green

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

A lovely evergreen hart's tongue fern that is both eyecatching and versatile. Shiny wavy-edged fronds unfurl in early spring and remain all year. It is shown off to best effect in a natural-looking context alongside other ferns or spring bulbs. Try it at the edge of a woodland area, under trees or in a shady mixed border. 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 getting established.


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

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