Plants are supplied in standard nursery pots.

Cheilanthes lanosa

hairy lip fern

A beautifully textured evergreen fern originating from North America. Dense clumps of small fronds are produced on shiny, often black stalks. Upright, mid- green leaves which have a wrinkled surface and silvery, hair- like scales on both sides along with deep brown stems.

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This North American native fern is a dry land fern that prefers a loose, sandy and free draining garden setting in partial or full sun. The common name, 'Hairy Lip Fern', comes from the location of the sporangia at the edge or lip of the leaf, 'hairy' refers to the presence of hairs.

Cheilanthes lanosa can reach an eventual height of up to 1 meter, with a similar spread. Happiest in full sun but will tolerate part shade. Evergreen and hardy across the UK.

Cheilanthes lanosa care-

Cultivation- Easy to grow in free- draining soil in full sun or part- shade. Hardy to -15c. Protect from winter wet weather.

Pruning- None needed.

Pests & Diseases- Generally pest and disease free however fungal root rot may be an issue if kept under glass.

Cheilanthes lanosa Identification Sheet

N America
Species / Cultivar
C. Lanosa
Common name(s)
hairy lip fern
Outdoors, full sun preferred
Well drained, sand, loam
Eventual height
0.1M - 0.5M
Eventual spread
0.1M - 0.5M
Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe
Temperature range
Can withstand temperatures down to -15c

Product warranties

We can guarantee that the plants leave our nursery disease free, but weather and local conditions might affect their survival. Make sure you always make an informed purchasing decision.

The plants that leave our nursery are in the best condition, free of disease. Kept in adequate conditions (positioning and care), the plants are guaranteed for 3 months if they are planted in the ground or one year if they are kept in their original pots. Return policy applies only to plants that are in their original pots.

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Delivery location

Due to the nature of the consignments, the courier's drivers are not insured to carry goods through your property. The standard delivery location is the border of your property or the entrance of a communal space. If other arrangements need to be made, please get in touch with us as soon as the order is placed.
Vouchers and small boxes can be posted through the letterbox, provided there is unrestricted access to it. 

Pot sizes

With items such as ferns, juvenile tree ferns and herbaceous plants it is difficult to give the exact size of each species when such a wide range of plants are grown so we specify standard pot sizes to give an indication of the size and/or age of the plant you are buying.

Sometimes the pot size might vary slightly from the standard or we might listed as 2-3 litre pot, depending on the growers we purchased them from. However, the sizes of the plants are similar in height and spread.

Sometimes the plants might be photographed in decorative pots. However, please bear in mind that our plants are kept in plastic nursery pots.

Plant height

For the outdoor plants, that are meant to be planted in the ground, the height of the pot is excluded from the measurement. The height is measured from the top of the pot to the tallest leaf or branch of the plant.

All plants are measured when brought to our nursery, however, due to natural factors, the actual size of the plant might change over time due to adjustments to the environment. When picking multiple plants for an order, we aim to pick matching plants.