Cheilanthes lanosa

Common Name : hairy lip fernFamily : PteridaceaeType : FernHabit : Clump-formingSpread : 10-50 cmFoliage : EvergreenFoliage colour : Blue-grey& GreenSunlight : Full Sun / Part ShadeMoisture : Well-drained / Moist but well-drainedSoil : Acid / NeutralSeason of interest : Spring - Summer - Autumn - WinterHardiness: Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters -15° to -10°

C. lanosa is an evergreen fern with upright, mid-green leaves, 15-50cm long, with a wrinkled surface, silvery, hair-like scales on both sides and brown stems. [RHS]

An exception among shade-loving ferns, this species prefers a loose, gritty rock garden type situation, in partial or full sun. Forms a low, tufted clump of finely divided fronds, covered on both sides with soft rust-brown hairs. Native to the Southwestern US, this will handle hot, dry summers, with its roots cool down among the rocks. []

See on garden plan - Coordinates: Q19