Hart’s Toung Fern

Thu, Apr 10, 2008


Hart's Toung Fern - Asplenium scolopendrium
Latin name:
Asplenium scolopendrium

Description: This robust evergreen fern grows from short creeping rhizomes, producing an irregular shuttle-cock like crown, composed of strap-like leathery, undulating, glossy, bright green fronds up to 60cm long. Although this beauty is native to Europe and North America it has a very exotic feel when planted with other large leaved plants. There are various cultivars available – for instance, ‘Muricatum’ has fronds distinctly wrinkled, puckered and pleated.

Hardiness: Hardy

Height: 45-70cm

Position: Shade

Soil: Moist, humus rich soil

Water: Can take drought for short periods only

Usage: Very useful for creating an understory where larger plants hang over creating shade. Can also be grown in containers where moisture is a problem.

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