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Asplenium scolopendrium

Hart's tongue fern

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  • Asplenium scolopendrium | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Asplenium scolopendrium | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Features

  • Height0.45m to 0.7m
  • Spread0.6m to 0.7m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Leaf ColourGlossy bright green

Description

Asplenium scolopendrium (Hart's tongue fern). This is an outdoor creeping plant with broad strap-shaped fronds which are about 40cm long.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fern

Origin

Europe, W.Asia, N.America

Interest and use

Shady areas

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  • Asplenium scolopendrium | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Asplenium scolopendrium | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Light, Medium, Humus-rich
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Fully hardy

Propagation

Propagation is by spores or bulbs, if produced late in the summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Scale insects, mealy bugs, vine weevil and red spider mites.

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