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Hart's Tongue Fern is unique in its appearance, with long, smooth fronds that unfurl into tall and narrow blades. Lacking the tooth-like divisions most ferns are known for, this plant still delivers loads of interest to the garden with its pointed tips that remain curled until the last moment, and notably thick, cigar-shaped spores. The Hart's Tongue Fern will flourish in shady, cool areas with moist soil. (Asplenium scolopendrium)

Zones 4 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Evergreen
Evergreen
Winter Interest
Winter Interest
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Mature Plant Size 12-18" tall, 12-18" wide
Bloom Time Foliage plant all season
Size Plant - 3" pot
SKU ASLYM31

Plant Information

An unusual fern with "tongue" shaped undivided fronds. The word scolopendrium is Latin for "centipede" and is used for this fern due to the patterns on the fronds resemble centipede legs. Do not let Harts Tongue dry out between waterings as it requires moist soil.
SKU ASLYM31
Common Name Hart's Tongue Fern
Botanical Name Asplenium scolopendrium
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color Green
Mature Height 12-18" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 12-18" wide
Growth Rate Slow
Bloom Time Foliage plant all season
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Unique, upright tropical-like green foliage.
Evergreen Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Evergreen, Winter Interest
Awards Award of Garden Merit.
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Pacific Northwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive an order confirmation email that will include your shipping information. We ship perennials and spring-planted bulbs at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennials and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Your order is scheduled to arrive at your door, fresh and ready to plant, usually within 3-5 days of leaving our warehouse, depending on your shipping address. We pack our plants to withstand up to 10 days in transit, in the event transit is delayed. We cannot guarantee arrival on a specific day. Please make sure to open your package upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

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To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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