Cheilanthes tomentosa

£13.95

(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)
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How Much Sun
Full Sun, Light Shade
Eventual Size
Fern - Small
Growing Conditions
Soil: Dry/Sandy
Special Features
Foliage - Blue/Silver, Rare and Unusual, Suitable for Containers