Asplenium Scolopendrum


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SKU: asplenium-scolopendrum Categories: ,
Common Name: Harts Tongue Fern
Size: 2-3 litre
Hardiness: H6
Hardiness Ratings

All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees ˚C) are shown in brackets

  • H1a: under glass all year (>15˚C)
  • H1b: can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15 ˚C)
  • H1c: can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10 ˚C)
  • H2: tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5 ˚C)
  • H3: hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1 ˚C)
  • H4: hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5 ˚C)
  • H5: hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10 ˚C)
  • H6: hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15 ˚C)
  • H7: hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20 ˚C)
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This plant has won a RHS award

2-3 Litre Pot

  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Position: Full, Partial shade
  • Soil: Moist, well drained
  • Growth Rate: Average
  • Hardiness: H6
  • Eventual Height: 20-50cm
  • Eventual Spread: 20-50cm

Asplenium Scolopendrium, commonly known as ‘Harts Tongue Fern’ and holder of the much coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit, is an attractive evergreen fern that forms a rosette of arching, green, strap shaped, leathery looking leaves. Ideal for most shady areas including flower borders and beds, underplanting roses and shrubs or ground cover.

Looking After Your Asplenium Scolopendrium

Generally pest and disease free, although may be troubled by slugs/snails or caterpillars ( easily treated ). Ferns are moisture loving plants preferring a shady position within the garden, if grown in sunnier aspects, keeping the soil moist at all times is a must. Late Autumn give a good tidy by removing all dead fronds and apply a generous layer of well rotted garden compost to help protect the plant during the colder Winter months. Plant in a humus rich soil, feed during early Spring with bone meal, or a good quality general purpose fertilizer. Propagation by division can also be done at this time.

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