Asplenium scolopendrium ‘Angustifolium’

Narrow Hart's Tongue Fern

(3 customer reviews)

From £7.95

An eye-catching cultivar of the British native evergreen fern with slender, glossy pale emerald fronds which ripple and undulate at their edges.

Asplenium scolopendrium ‘Angustifolium’ provides interest all year round and is brilliant for bringing light to shady borders and large pots.

Origin: Europe to Iran, including the UK
Genus: Asplenium
Species / Cultivar: scolopendrium 'Angustifolium'
Common Name: Narrow Hart's Tongue Fern
Synonym: Phyllitis scolopendrium 'Angustifolium'

Plant Biography

Asplenium scolopendrium is native to Europe and is widespread in most of the UK, other than in the north.

Known commonly as the ‘Narrow Hart’s Tongue Fern’, the character of the fronds’ crinkled margins is perfect to provide textural interest to a shaded part of the garden.

This common name derives from the shape of the fronds which are said to resemble the tongue of a ‘hart’ – an old English word meaning deer.

Asplenium scolopendrium ‘Angustifolium’
Soil: Moisture Retaining
Soil that drains at a slower rate due to higher organic matter content.
Growth Rate: Medium
Expect to see moderate growth during growing season.
Water Requirement: High
This plant is likely to require supplementary watering in warmer months, even once established.
Skill & Care: Easy
No previous knowledge or skill is required to grow this plant. It's incredibly independent!
Situation: Part Shade
Will require 4 to 6 hours of direct sunlight per day in order to thrive, but it will cope with dappled sunlight.
Eventual Height: 0.4m
The plant's ultimate height in typical growing conditions.
Eventual Spread: 0.6m
The plant's ultimate spread in typical growing conditions.
Hardiness: Fully Hardy
Will survive unprotected outdoors in most areas of the UK.
Habit: Evergreen
Always in leaf throughout the year. It won't lose all its leaves at any one time.

Expert Tip

This fern grows slowly, but doesn't require much attention asides from yearly mulching and tidying come spring.

Care & Size Guidance

Asplenium scolopendrium ‘Angustifolium’ can tolerate brighter and drier conditions than many other ferns once established, but to reach its full potential it must be planted in moist woodland-like conditions.

Fantastic ferns, planted amongst many other ferns and tree fern, all purchased from the palm centre that I have been planting out over the last couple of months.

Lucy.

Fantastic ferns, planted amongst many other ferns and tree fern, all purchased from the palm centre that I have been planting out over the last couple of months.

3 customer reviews for Asplenium scolopendrium ‘Angustifolium’

Really fab plant, well packaged and healthy, already planted up

Sally N.

Fantastic ferns, planted amongst many other ferns and tree fern, all purchased from the palm centre that I have been planting out over the last couple of months. I also must say that the customer support team are fabulous. I cannot fault the products and service here, great job!

Lucy

easy to place & pay for order, arrived on time on good condition, well packed, Ill likely use you again

Chris Taylor