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Asplenium scolopendrium

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Buy Asplenium scolopendrium hart's tongue fern: A handsome evergreen fern for a shady spot

  • Position: partial shade
  • Soil: humus-rich, moist, well-drained, preferably alkaline soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    This lovely hart's tongue fern is both eyecatching and versatile. Its lustrous, wavy-edged fronds unfurl in early spring, and remain throughout the year, and are 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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Notes on Asplenium scolopendrium

"A solid, linear- leaved fern with crinkled edges for winter presence provides a textural contrast among feather-fronded polystichums and polypodiums"

Suitable for dry shade


I bought this plant with other ferns for an east-facing area with very dry shade under a hedge. It has proved successful and I now intend to establish a fernery in another difficult part of the garden.




Fabulous evergreen


Loved this plant it has established well especially after such a cold winter and now hit sumner




A sturdy plant


Grows well among other shade-loving plants but needs constant protection from slugs and snails, unlikely the others. I 'm surprised that they are attracted by its tough leathery leaves.




Weathered our strange winter


Acquired in 2017 the plant arrived well packaged. Instructions clear and to understand. Planted well please the plant has so far endured the seasons so far and is thriving.




Great for a shady spot


Was much smaller than expected but healthy and in good condition.





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can I plant hart's tongue fern now ? Its 4 Oct 2016 not as shown on next page


Hello, Yes, this plant is fully hardy so can be planted out at any time of the year provided the ground is not frozen.


Hi - I'm really interested in Hart's Tongue ferns for under-planting three deciduous trees - a crab apple, a Nottingham Medlar, and a hornbeam - in three different locations in my back garden. The garden is south-facing and these spots are shady all day once the leaves appear on the trees - but I'm just wondering whether Winter sun (like we have in the South today!) will be a problem for them, as there is no leaf cover to provide shade?


Hello, These ferns often grow in deciduous forests, so are quite happy with not having much overhead protection during the winter months.


I love them...They naturally grow wild and lustrous on damp banks in the Somerset Quantock hills in the dappled shade of deciduous trees. I grow them in shade in large terracotta pots on my north facing terrace. One thing's for sure, they don't like very dry soil...even in shade.


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