The genus Cheilanthes includes xeric ferns, native to dry, mineral and sunny areas. The fronds are mostly evergreen, coated with hair, scales or white wax, that protect them from sun's rays and transpiration. The sori are enclosed under the curled pinnae margins.
Family : Pteridaceae.
Silver cloack fern.
The lamina is matt green, broadly triangular with extended lowest inner pinnules, making them almost pentagonal. The reverse side is cloaked with a beautifull white wax, which is very visible in case of drought, when the fronds roll up. It needs a chalky soil, well-drained, in sun. It is suitable in a rockery. Evergreen. Height : 20cm. Hardiness : -22°C.From 6.00 €