Asplenium platyneuron, Ebony Spleenwort Fern

Asplenium platyneuron, Ebony Spleenwort Fern

An evergreen Missouri native fern that is home on rocky ledges or in other rocky locations. Erect glossy, dark green fronds have a dark purplish brown center stipe (stem). Plants prefer rocky, rich, well-drained soil and part shade. Tolerates full shade.

Additional Information

Botanical Name

Asplenium platyneuron

Common Name

Ebony Spleenwort Fern

Foliage Color

Green

Light Requirements

Part Shade, Shade

Height

6-12″

Width

6-12″

Uses

Beds, Evergreen, Missouri Native Plant, Naturalize, Woodland Gardens

Resistance

Drought, Rabbit

Soil

Average, Rich, Rocky, Well Drained

Water Needs

Average, Low

Zone

3-8

Plant Type

Fern