This evergreen fern is fully hardy to -35°C.
The fern distinguishes itself from most other Ferns because of its closed and tongue shaped fronds that has a beautiful dark green and glossy leather look. It likes to be planted in a border with sunlight filtered by shrubs or other higher plants that protect him from the direct sun light.
Asplenium is a relatively easy growing fern, not so fussy about soil or anything else but it likes moist atmospheres and therefore you also will find him between brick quay walls in some cities.
Asplenium scolopendrium likes nutrient-rich moist soil that drains well. He has no preference for a particular type of soil: acid, lime or even sandy it is all right. The hart’s tongue fern will not run through your garden since it has a very short rhizome, it multiplicate but new shoots will stay around the mother plant. This Fern will grow 15cm to 60cm high depending on the circumstances
On the back of the leaf from time-to-time stripe formed spore cases (sporangia) will be formed, for that reason Asplenium is also called Stripe Fern.
Asplenium can be found in wide parts of Northern Europe, Asia and the US. So even in the Netherlands it is native.
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