Â Hart’s Tongue Fern (Asplenium Scolopendrium) Moisture loving Native
- Hart’s Tongue Fern (Asplenium Scolopendrium) is a native, evergreen fern which forms a rosette of arching, rich green, strap-shaped fronds 30-75cm in length. The margins of the leaves are often undulate and the tips are pointed.
The spores form conspicuous transverse stripes beneath the fronds. The species name ‘scolopendrium’ comes from the Latin for centipede because the marks on the undersides of the leaves resemble centipedes legs.
- Harts tongue fern grows in sheltered moist habitats such as woods, on hedge banks, in walls and in ditches and is invaluable for year-round interest amongst shrubs or other shade and moisture-loving perennials.
It grows slowly and also needs little attention apart from annual mulching and tidying in spring.
- The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its Award of Garden Merit (AGM).
- Height 60cm (24in)
- Spread 60cm (24in)
- Product Code: P0032
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