Crisped Hart's-Tongue Fern (Asplenium scolopendrium 'Crispum Group')

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Crisped Hart's-Tongue Fern (Asplenium scolopendrium 'Crispum Group')

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These are considered the cream of the innumerable cultivars found or raised in Victorian England. This form is recorded as early as 1650 in Bauhin and Cherlet's "Historia Plantarum Universalis". There were many names applied to various nuances of this offered variaton on the simple flat planed species.  Think old fashioned ribbon candy!  All true crispums are barren in that they do not bear sori on any fronds. Propagation is from crown division or stipe bases inverted into sand or pumice which will bear bulbils with time and patience. There are fertile ruffled forms that not quite as deeply frilled which are properly placed in the 'Undulatum Group'. Many barely ruffled forms are sold under this name since growing this group from spores will yield varying degrees of frond undulation. The best forms should be sorted out and labeled as representative of this group and poor forms just simply labeled as the species. Sadly this very rarely happens and the customer is baffled to find they have been duped.

Frond Condition:  Evergreen
Mature Height:  12-24" (1-2')
Origin:  English cultivar
Cultural Requirements: Partly Shaded, Full Shade, Evenly Moist, Slightly Moist
USDA Zones:  6,7,8,9

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