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Asplenium scolopendrium

Also called Spleenwort


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More About Asplenium scolopendrium

  • AKA Phyllitis scolopendrium, Scolopendrium vulgare
  • Low, upward-growing clumps of glossy, narrow, strap-like, leathery foliage
  • Edges are often wavy
  • Spores darken with age on leaf undersides in a herring-bone format
  • Evergreen fronds remain lush throughout the winter
  • Black, wiry, shallow roots

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

Zone:

3

Height:

30-40 cm

Spread:

30-45 cm

Colour:

Non-flowering
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Hart's Tongue Fern Growing and Maintenance Tips

Asplenium scolopendrium are best grown in shaded, cool sites. Sometimes found growing naturally in the crevices of limestone rocks, but generally smaller in size. Ideal conditions are a moist, well-drained soil with lots of leaf compost. Evergreen foliage should remain through the winter. Once the new fronds appear in the spring, the old foliage can be removed. 


Asplenium scolopendrium Characteristics

Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Evergreen
Evergreen

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained

Growth Rate

Slow

Habit

Mounding
Clumping

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Woodland/woods edge
Naturalizing

 Suitable Substitutions for Asplenium scolopendrium