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Asplenium scolopendrium

Hart's Tongue Fern

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Hart's Tongue Fern. A super hardy British-native fern often seen growing alongside hegderows and forest edges. The Hart's tongue fern produces long strap like evergreen leaves with shuttlecock-like crowns. The bright, glossy green, often waved fronds can be  heart-shaped at the base. Asplenium scolopendrium is a superb fern where year round effect is needed and looks good planted with other ferns as a constrast to the typical fern leaf. Can tolerate drier conditions where it grows well planted next to Polystichum setiferum.

Height 45-70cm. Spread 60cm.  Plant in semi/full shade, moist fertile soil.

  • Common Names: Hart's Tongue Fern
  • Hardy:  Can tolerate drier soils than most ferns
  • Evergreen: Glossy strap-like leaves
  • Grows in most soils: Even grows in shallow chalky soil
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