Cheilanthes tomentosa

Wooly lip fern

Fern Facts


Hardiness (USDA zones): 6-8

Size: 8" - 15"

Size (cm): 20cm-38cm

Height and Spread: Medium - 1' to 3' in height or spread in 5 years

Light Requirements: Sun tolerant

Water Needs: Drought Tolerant

Garden Use: Containers, Rock garden ferns, Xeric ferns

Origin: North America


Beautiful grey-green foliage with dense white hairs on this slowly colonizing fern.  Ideal candidate for the rock gardener.  Wants full sun and a gritty, fast-draining soil.  Provide shelter to avoid wet feet in the winter. 

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