Asplenium scolopendrium

Has received the RHS Award of Garden Merit. (1993)
Common Name : hart’s tongue fern 'Muricatum'Family : AspleniaceaeType : FernHabit : ErectSpread : 10-50 cmFoliage : EvergreenFoliage colour : Deep greenSunlight : Part Shade / Full ShadeMoisture : Moist but well-drained / Poorly-drainedSoil : Neutral / AlkalineSeason of interest : Spring - Summer - Autumn - WinterHardiness: Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe -20° to -15°

The evergreen hart’s tongue fern, Asplenium scolopendrium, grows wild in shaded areas, often forming large drifts beneath trees among rocks and streams where its upright pointed ‘tongues’ contrast strikingly with the softer shapes of damp-loving wild flowers. In gardens, the plants are good for shaded wild areas, and are also invaluable for year round interest among shrubs or other shade and moisture loving perennials. [Gardeners’ World]

See on garden plan - Coordinates: Q19