Cliff and rock dwelling elegant evergreen silver fern. Forms a tight clump and the silver gray fronds are slender and rise to about 8″ tall. It is capable of going summer or dry dormant when established. At its best in well drained rock gardens with some protection from blasting sun. In the wild the cliffs they occupy often shade them for half the day. Its a great container fern where it thrives and always looks nice. Best with consistent light moisture. Deer resistant.
Family: Pteridaceae Genus: Cheilanthes
Plant type: Fern, Herbaceous perennial
Biomes/Growing conditions: Deer Resistance, Dry Shade, Hot Aspects, Low Water/No Water
Sun exposure: Part Shade
USDA Hardiness zone: Zn5a -15º to -20ºF
Foliage color: Silver/Gray
Foliage season: Evergreen