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Asplenium scolopendrium angustifolium

Asplenium scolopendrium angustifolium (Asplenium scolopendrium (Hart's tongue fern))

This fern is a great hardy evergreen for shade. But this one is in full sun all summer, apart from the bit of shade from its neighbours. A great plant for a tricky spot.

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This is a grand specimen! I failed totally with these in Stafford but here they grow wild in abundance in woods and on banksides - its astonishing how much difference a different location makes in such a small country as ours.
In fact the bank outside our garden was one of the reasons I wanted this house - loads of harts tongue and dryopteris got me a bit over excited. Don't think I'd ever seen one when we lived in Sheffield. I'm glad yours is doing well for you. You could have fun trying to propagate from the spores.

3 Mar, 2016


Lovely. I have one similar to this, boy, it is a fighter.

3 Mar, 2016


Thanks Stera! Michaella...does yours tackle you when you go too close? ;)

3 Mar, 2016


Just avoid going too close at full moon Karen and you should be OK.

3 Mar, 2016


Karen, I have moved this plant so many times. Never really planted it in the right conditions, yet, it settles every time.

3 Mar, 2016


Ours is in shade and damp conditions, so it has a much darker leaf....a useful fern for the garden....

3 Mar, 2016


I thought that was what you meant Michaella...just being cheeky! ;) Thanks Timmy, it was looking so good I had to snap it. Thanks Angela.

4 Mar, 2016


I love these - they grow out of my garden walls!

5 Mar, 2016

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