Phoenix Perennials and Specialty Plants

Plant Search » Perennials

Cheilanthes lanosa
Common Name: Hairy Lip Fern Family: Blechnaceae (The Deer or Chain Fern Family)

Cheilanthes lanosa
Zoom In Photo:

The hairy lip fern looks delicate but really it's a tough one. It is one of the easier xeric ferns to grow. It has olive to bluish hairy fronds that stand in upright clumps to eight inches. It is extremely tough and drought tolerant and good in sun to part shade. .

Geogrpahical Origin:
North America
Native Habitat:
A US native, it can be found in scattered rocky outcrops from the Midwestern states eastward.

ClassEvergreen  Primary Bloom Colour 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height8-12'  Bloom Time 
Spread8-12'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureLoves Shade Full - Part Shade Full - Part Sun Part Shade Part Sun Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage Moist Drought Tolerant Dry  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone5-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

  Email This Info
  View All Plants of this Genus

*The Plant Encyclopedia is updated each year to provide a close representation of our selection. Not all plants will be in stock at all times. If a certain plant is not available we might have a similar cultivar. We encourage you to email us at info at or call ahead to check availability (604) 270-4133.

Contact Us | Home | © Phoenix Perennials