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Asplenium Trichomanes (Fern: Spleenwort)

Type Fern, Evergreen, Ground cover
Form Spiky Foliage / Spiky Upright Form, Architectural Form
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours Medium green Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Slow Growing Plant
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Asplenium Trichomanes - Cultivation Notes

The harts tongue fern prefers a chalky grit based well drained soil in a damp shaded spot. Hardy in sheltered spot well away from direct sun and cold drying winds.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Asplenium Trichomanes:

  • Attracts wildlife to feed or nest
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Suitable for planting in full shade

Weaknesses of Asplenium Trichomanes

  • Will not tolerate exposed, cold or hot and sunny locations
  • Does not produce showy attractive flowers

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