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Silver Cloak Fern

Cheilanthes argentea

Pronunciation: ky-LAN-theez ar-JEN-tee-uh
SKU #03178
5-9

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OVERVIEW
Description An excellent dryland fern that thrives in conditions most ferns will not. Perfect for areas where water is limited. Forms a prostrate, spreading clump of unique, deeply dissected, star-shaped fronds with green topsides and notably white undersides. Excellent for use in low water rock gardens, along a retaining wall, or tucked into a container. Deciduous.
Light Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Once established, water deeply when dry.
Blooms Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Mature Size Forms clump 6 to 10 in. tall, slowly spreading up to 12 in. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Easy Care, Waterwise, Compact Form
Growth Rate Slow
Growth Habit Spreading
CARE
Care Thrives in slightly alkaline, gritty, rocky soils with excellent drainage; avoid heavy irrigation and soggy soils Water regularly during the first growing season to establish root system; once established, tolerates drier soils and occasional mild drought. Remove old, faded fronds after new growth begins in spring.

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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.