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Cheilanthes argentea
Cheilanthes argentea
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Cheilanthes argentea

Silvery Lip-fern

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 9.020.020

An exception among shade-loving ferns, this Asian species prefers a loose, gritty rock garden type situation, in partial sun. Forms a low, tufted clump of star-shaped fronds, with a waxy white coating on the underside. Loves a site where the roots can stay cool and moist down among rocks. Great for wall gardens. Deciduous.

Further details for
Cheilanthes argentea

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
   10-15 cm
   4-6 inches
   15-30 cm
   6-12 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.