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Phyllitis scolopendrium

Phyllitis scolopendrium (Hart's Tongue Fern)

is a fully hardy perennial evergreen fern. It grows well in semi-shade and direct sun, and prefers medium levels of water. It has average flood tolerance. This fern has all year round interest.


Phyllitis scolopendrium grows in soils ranging from a pH of 5.5 (very acidic ranges from 5.2 to 5.5) to 7.5 (neutral ranges from 6.6 to 7.5). It is adapted to clay loam, loam, loamy sand, sandy clay loam and sandy loam soils.


This is a plant has an ultimate height of 0.6m / 2ft and spread of 0.9m / 3ft.


It has green leaves. They are llanceolate in shape.


Bank and slope, woodland margin, attractive foliage, wetland or bog, wild flower garden and wild life garden.


Propagation techniques include division and spores.

-28°C / -18.4F 5.5 to 7.5 0.6m / 2ft 0.9m / 3ft
Scientific classifications [Edit]
Genus ? Phyllitis
Specific epithet ? scolopendrium
Synonyms (other names) [Edit]
  • Asplenium scolopendrium
  • Phyllitis japonica
  • Asplenium altajense
  • Scolopendrium vulgare
Common names
Hart's Tongue Fern (Ireland)
IPNI details on Phyllitis scolopendrium
References [edit] ?

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