Fairyswords, Lindheimer's Lip Fern
Cheilanthes lindheimeri

Family: Adiantaceae
Genus: Cheilanthes (ky-LAN-theez) (Info)
Species: lindheimeri (lind-HY-mer-ee) (Info)

Category:

Groundcovers

Ferns

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Rio Rico, Arizona

Austin, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Dec 1, 2006, Xenomorf from Valley of the Sun, AZ (Zone 9b) wrote:

This fern has thick cinnamon brown scales beneath and is silvery green above. It gets grows to about 6" at lower elevations and about 11" at higher elevations in the mountians in Arizona Ranging from 2000-8000 ft. It grow in long rows on dry slopes amongst the rocks.

I've seen these growing in the wild on the West Ruby Road Trail in Arizona (South of Tucson), off of Interstate 19 through to Ruby, AZ and on to Arivaca, AZ.