(Woolly-lip Fern) Cheilanthes tomentosa is a handsome, dainty fern suitable for well drained ground with blueish-green fronds covered with fine silver hairs.
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An unusual fern native to the Southern USA and Mexico, Cheilanthes tomentosa has blue-green fronds covered in fine, silvery hairs. The hairs give the fronds a silvery appearance.
Cheilanthes tomentosa enjoys sun or partial shade and well drained soil. Avoid areas prone to sitting wet over winter or water logging. Excellent for rockeries or large containers.
- Position: Sun or partial shade.
- Soil: Well drained soil. Tolerant of dry conditions.
- Hardiness: Hardy.
- Rate of Growth: Slow.
- Habit: Cheilanthes tomentosa grows to be a small or eventually medium sized, clump forming fern.
- Height: up to 40 - 60 cm (1½ - 2 ft)
- Spread: up to 40 - 60 cm (1½ - 2ft)
- How Much Sun
- Full Sun, Partial or Dappled Shade
- Mature Size
- Herbaceous - Small
- Growing Conditions
- Soil Type: Dry / Sandy
- Special Features
- Leaf Colour - Blue/Silver, Rare and Unusual, To grow in a pot
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