A narrow leafed version of the classic Hart's Tongue fern from Europe. We've seen the typical species happily growing in English hedgerows and closer to home, naturalizing on a shaded mossy brick wall at June Sinclair's garden. This form is quite striking with it's stiff, evergreen lance-shaped leaves and would be well suited to an artist's garden.
Hart's Tongue Fern. Choice selection of this European native evergreen fern which has variable wavy and rumpled leaf margins. This doesn't mind a bit of lime in the soil and is very happy growiing with bricks and will self-sow in the moss on shaded moist concrete or rock walls.
Maidenhair Spleenwort. I love common names. I must dig out our 15th century Herbal and read up on how to properly decoct this sweet little fern for afflicting humors of the spleen. Or I can just grow it in a gritty well-drained shaded rock garden and enjoy its evergreen delicacy.
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