Cut the fronds to the ground in late February or early March. This slow grower needs a year to settle in before growing well, but will sprout new sporlings every year, if it likes the location.
WHY PLANT IT: The wide bright green fronds are distinctive and provide striking contrast with fine-textured ferns and other woodland perennials.
WHERE: Place Hart's-tongue fern in a light to deep shade location and water regularly during dry periods. It tolerates some morning sun, but hot or afternoon sun will cause it to yellow or burn.
SIZE: The fern will grow to 1-foot, 9 inches high and wide.
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