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PlantFiles: Lesotho Lip Fern, South African Rock Fern, Four Pinnate South African Sun Fern
Cheilanthes quadripinnata

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Family: Adiantaceae
Genus: Cheilanthes (ky-LAN-theez) (Info)
Species: quadripinnata (kwad-ree-pin-NAY-tuh) (Info)

Category:
Alpines and Rock Gardens
Perennials
Ferns

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:
N/A

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Herbaceous
Dark/Black
Bronze-Green
Leathery-Textured

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From spores

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

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Profile:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Cretaceous On Jun 3, 2007, Cretaceous from El Sobrante, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

Native to South Africa.

Regional...

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

Taylorsville, Kentucky



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