Scientific Name: Asplenium scolopendrium
Common Name: Hart's tongue fern
Family Name: Aspleniaceae
Origin: Europe, U.S. - northeast
Hardiness Zone: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 °C)
Plant Type: Fern
Mature Size: 0.2 - 0.4m x 0.3 - 0.6m (height x width)
Habit: Arching, Upright
Form: Oval - vertical, Vase
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Alpine, Container planting, Cut flower or foliage, Ground cover, Group or mass planting, Mixed shrub border, Rock garden, Small garden/space, Woodland margin
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade, Deep shade
Soil or Media: Alkaline, Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Basal, Leathery, Glabrous, Lustrous, Linear, Oblanceolate, Entire, Undulate (wavy)
Fruit: Sporangium (spores), Brown, Jul-Aug-Sep
Key ID Features:
Fronds not divided into pinnae, most blades 30-45cm long x 2-5cm wide, margins mostly entire and undulate (except for cultivars with lobed or lacerate margins which may be wider); sori in centipede-like rows that radiate from the "midrib".