Asplenium scolopendrium

Hart's Tongue Fern

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Item #: 1870

Zones: 6b to 9b, possibly colder

Dormancy: Evergreen

Height: 12" tall

Culture: Light Shade to Shade

Origin: Europe, United States

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

(syn: Phyllitis scolopendrium) This bizarre little fern would make Mick Jagger proud with leaves that look like a 1' long shiny green toungue sticking out of the ground. Imaging several of these in a small clump and you have a good picture of the Hart's tongue fern. This limestone loving fern appreciates a well drained slightly moist soil. Many winter losses are due to poorly drained sites, not cold weather.