Asplenium scolopendrium

Hart’s tongue fern

Fern Facts


Hardiness (USDA zones): 4-9

Size: 1' - 2''

Size (cm): 30cm-61cm

Height and Spread: Medium - 1' to 3' in height or spread in 5 years

Light Requirements: Sun tolerant, Deep shade tolerant

Garden Use: Containers

Origin: Europe, North America


Limestone loving plant—incorporate concrete rubble, limestone chips, or crushed blackboard chalk into the soil.  Prefers part shade and very good drainage, and is also tolerant of deep shade. 

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