Phyllitis scolopendrium

Hart's Tongue Fern

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Item #: 1234

Zones: 6a to 8b, at least

Dormancy: Evergreen

Height: 8" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade ?

Origin: Europe

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


Looking little like a fern and more like a wavy green tongue after too much guacamole, this glossy green-leaved fern is sure to attract plenty of attention in the garden. Each 1" + wide ribbon-like green leaf can reach over 1' in length, producing a clump that resembles a miniature bird's nest fern. While phyllitis is quite easy to grow in containers, it needs just the right site to thrive in the garden. These "perfect sites" usually include a near neutral to alkaline gravelly soil, good drainage, and plenty of moisture.