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. Remove dead foleage in spring.

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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"

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Highly recommended

5

Have planted this in a very dry, shady area with other ferns and it is doing really well. Has bulked up beautifully and looks very healthy! Lovely sheen to the fronds.

Garden Angel

Lincs

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Evergreen fern

3

These are great for north facing window box for evergreen structure.

The Pod

Berkshire

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Neat, healthy, architectural

5

Smaller than expected, but full of health, gorgeous vibrant green architectural plant.

Stella

East Sussex

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I wolld certainly buy this again

5

Planted in a NE facing fernery Nice healthy plant. Quickly established and growing well

Brian E

Oxford

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Tough little fern

5

Lovely hardy fern! I planted this around the base of a much larger bush and it is thriving and fills up the space nicely

Nunhead133

London

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I would buy this again

5

Great for a shady border and winter interest

Cat lady

Liphook

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Very healthy and hardy

5

I have three and they're very hardy, needing minimal effort and thriving in a shady north-facing spot. So glad I purchased them!

Vw

Brighton

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I would buy this product again

5

Stayed bright in spite of exceptionally hot dry summer

Tillysmum

Devon

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Suitable for dry shade

5

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.

jillyfilly

Northamptonshire

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Fabulous evergreen

5

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

Ayoragold

Nottingham

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

Gerry

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

Helen

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?

gardenconvert

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.

greenspirit

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

Helen

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