Cheilanthes argenteaRef.: CHEIL 805
Origin : China, Japan.
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.
- Foliage : evergreen
- Height : less than 30cm
- Soil type : alkaline, well drained
- Site : walls, rockery, rocks, banks, temporarily dry
- Exposure : sun
- Shape : flared
- Rhizome : erect
- Hardiness : down to -20°C (-4°F)