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Cheilanthes argentea
@ in situ Taiwan

Cheilanthes argentea

Silver Cloak Fern

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Item #: 2169

Zones: 7b to 10b, at least

Height: 10" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: China, Japan

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?

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This dwarf fern is one of our most treasured members of the family...the fern family. I observed the dryland sun fern, Cheilanthes argentea growing in both mainland China and Taiwan, native to rock outcrops, stone walls, and other such calcareous sites. The top of the star-shaped leaf is a rich green, but underneath (ok...you can look now) is a thick, silvery white coating like that stuff we put on tin roofs to prevent leaks...AWESOME! Cheilanthes argentea is a cute little deer-resistant dryland fern that's a great choice for the rock garden, but good drainage is essential for success.