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Cheilanthes quadripinnata coll. #A1SA-199
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Cheilanthes quadripinnata coll. #A1SA-199

Four-pinnate leaf African Fern

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Item #: 6784

Zones: 7b to 9b, at least

Height: 10" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: South Africa

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


Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.


This accession of the 4-pinnate South African desert ferns hails from 4,000' elevation in the Eastern Cape near the town of Cathcart. Cheilanthes quadripinnata is a charming 10" tall clumper with finely cut foliage held on a jet black stipe that feels like hard plastic. In the wild, Cheilanthes quadripinnata occurs in rocky cracks just below the high forests. For us, it occurs in our full-sun rock garden.