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Cheilanthes argentea
Common Name: Silver Cloak Fern Family: Blechnaceae (The Deer or Chain Fern Family)

Cheilanthes argentea
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This fern forms a low clump of star-shaped fronds, with a waxy white coating on the underside. It is a dryland fern for rock outcrops, crevices, stone walls and other rocky sites. It prefers sun to part sun with some moisture but good drainage.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia - China and Japan
Native Habitat:
Woods, heaths, moors, mountain grassland and on rocks to 1200m. Mesic to wet forests, peat bogs, streambanks and clearings in lowland and montane zones.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom Colour 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height4-8'  Bloom Time 
Spread8-12'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureLoves Shade Full - Part Shade Full - Part Sun Sun Part Sun  Foliage ColourGreen Silver 
Soil MoistureAverage Moist  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone5-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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