Deertongue - Plant
Common name: Asplenium scolopendrium
Color: White; Cream; Pink; Red; Bronze; Orange
Bloom time: Non-flowering
Height: 1.00 to 1.50 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Asplenium scolopendrium, commonly called hart’s tongue fern, is a rhizomatous, evergreen fern that typically produces an erect-arching clump of tongue-shaped, leathery, bright green fronds (12-18” long) which may have wavy margins.
Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: below 70F.
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Typically, Amish deer tongue Leaf lettuce is normally fairly low maintenance and can thus be quite easy to grow - only a basic level of care is required throughout the year to ensure it thrives.
- Being aware of the basic growing conditions this plant likes (soil, sun and water) will result in a strong and vibrant plant.
Woodland gardens and shade gardens. Good selection for shady areas of limestone rock gardens.
- Deertongue contains coumarins, chemicals that may thin the blood and cause liver damage.
- It is not known how deertongue might work as a medicine.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
for medicinal use
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