Phyllitis scolopendrium - Plant
Common name: hart s tongue fern
Bloom time: Non-flowering
Height: 1.00 to 1.50 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
The plant will catch and reflect even the weakest rays of winter sunlight, adding a sparkle to the most bleak of winter gardens. At this time of year when very little grows in the cold, dank and north-facing areas of the garden A. scolopendrium will thrive. These are the conditions it enjoys in the wild throughout Britain.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: 10°C (50°F)
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- scolopendrium is popularly known as the Hart s Tongue Fern.
- The resemblance to the plant must be striking because even in France it has the same common name, Langue de Cerf.
Woodland gardens and shade gardens. Good selection for shady areas of limestone rock gardens.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
No serious insect or disease problems. Root rot can be a problem in poorly drained soils.
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