Silver Cloak Fern

Cheilanthes argentea

Excellent fern for areas where water and rain are limited, good drainage required. Fronds are green on top and brilliant white beneath. Creeping habit is excellent for use in woodlands, containers. Deciduous.
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5 - 9

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Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial sun

Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationky-LAN-theez ar-JEN-tee-uh
Average Size at MaturityForms clump 6 to 10 in. tall, slowly spreading up to 12 in. wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleMediterranean, Rustic, Xeric
Growth HabitProstrate
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Green Wall, Houseplant, Rock Garden, Edging, Dry Shade, Ground Cover, Small Spaces, Naturalized Areas
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureClump Forming, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Waterwise, Compact Form
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Key FeatureRock Garden Plant

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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