(Spleenwort)Asplenium is a diverse genus of ferns that contains both very small and very large plants. The ferns in this genus have a worldwide distribution. Like most ferns, asplenium prefers partial shade and rich, well-drained, consistently moist soil, as asplenium roots may rot in heavy, wet soils. Asplenium ferns pair well with hosta and ornamental grasses.
The name asplenium comes from the ancient greek word "splen" (spleen) because the asplenium species were thought to be able to treat spleen disorders. Asplenium is a huge genus of ferns with over 700 species worldwide.
Plant Delights Nursery has a large collection of over 1000 ferns in our garden. We also have one of the largest and most esoteric selections of ferns for sale in the US. When you are ready to buy asplenium for your shade garden, check out our online offerings of asplenium ferns for sale.