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Hart's Tongue Fern

SKU: AM015150
per Plant - 3" Pot
No longer available this season.
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)
key features
Botanical Name
Asplenium scolopendrium
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Winter Interest, Evergreen
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Mature Height
12-18" tall
Bloom Time
Foliage plant all season


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.