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Cheilanthes wrightii
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Cheilanthes wrightii

Wright's Lip Fern

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Item #: 6106

Zones: 7b to 9b, at least

Height: 4" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: United States

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

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Cheilanthes wrightii is a dwarf deciduous sun fern that makes its home from West Texas through Arizona. For us, C. wrightii has proven to be quite easy to grow...by sun fern standards. The very narrow, upright, dark green, deer-resistant fronds form a tight clump to 4" tall x 6" wide. In the wild, C. wrightii can be found growing on slopes of igneous (volcanic) rocks. We'd recommend a trip to your nearby volcano for some specimen rocks to make it feel more at home.