Asplenium scolopendrium Crispum Boltons Nobile

Asplenium scolopendrium ‘Crispum Bolton’s Nobile’

Hart's tongue fern

  • Botanical name: Asplenium scolopendrium 'Crispum Bolton's Nobile'
  • Common name: Hart's tongue fern
  • Family: Aspleniaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Evergreen
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The evergreen hart’s tongue fern, Asplenium scolopendrium, grows wild in shaded areas. It often forms large drifts beneath trees among rocks and streams, where its upright pointed ‘tongues’ contrast strikingly with the softer shapes of damp-loving wild flowers. In gardens, the plants are good for shaded wild areas, and are also invaluable for year round interest among shrubs or other shade and moisture loving perennials.


Asplenium scolopendrium ‘Crispum Bolton’s Nobile’ has beautifully frilled, rich green fronds. Once planted, Asplenium scolopendrium ‘Crispum Bolton’s Nobile’ grows slowly and needs little attention apart from annual mulching and tidying in spring. The cultivar is sterile, but it can be divided in spring. 

How to grow Asplenium 'Crispum Bolton's Nobile'

  • Plant size

    80cm height

    60cm spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, east facing

  • Position in border

    Front, middle

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, partial shade, full shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline / boggy

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Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do Divide in March

Do Divide in April

Do Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do not Divide in September

Do not Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Asplenium 'Crispum Bolton's Nobile' and wildlife

Asplenium 'Crispum Bolton's Nobile' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Asplenium 'Crispum Bolton's Nobile' poisonous?

Asplenium 'Crispum Bolton's Nobile' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

Plants that go well with Asplenium 'Crispum Bolton's Nobile'

Adiantum pedatum

Adiantum pedatum

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