Cheilanthes eatonii

Eaton's Lip Fern

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Item #: 4513

Zones: 6a to 8b

Dormancy: Evergreen

Height: 12" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: United States

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

Cheilanthes eatonii is one of our amazing North American native sun ferns. With a range from Virginia to Arizona, Eaton's Lip Fern is most happy growing on dry calcareous rock outcrops and crevices. The deer-resistant Cheilanthes eatonii is not for beginners, and it will not thrive in "typical" garden conditions, preferring a well-drained, part sun rock garden. While Cheilanthes eatonii will need water during establishment, it is very drought tolerant once established, especially when planted near a rock to shade its roots.