Woolly Lip Fern Plants

Shade Full Shade, Full Sun, Partial Shade
Area Scotland & The North
Soil Good, Well Drained, Acidic, Poor/Dry
Type Evergreen
Ornamental Foliage

Cheilanthes / Myriopteris tomentosa

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Cheilanthes tomentosa: Woolly Lip Ferns 2 Litre Pot Grown Plants

A purple-black stemmed unusual and elegant little fern with decorative silvery-grey foliage and silvery scaly underside.

Browse our other ferns or our full range of garden shrubs.


  • Silvery-grey foliage, dark purple stems
  • Evergreen in most of UK
  • Low growing, spreading
  • Drought tolerant
  • Ideal for rockeries
  • Hardiness rating H4
  • Height to 40cm

Growing Woolly Lip Ferns

They love a humus rich soil, and prefer dappled shade. Established plants tolerate dry conditions well, especially in the shade.

Their natural habitat is sheltered nooks in rocky terrain.

In Your Garden Design

This fern is ideal for drier, sunnier prairie garden styles à la contemporary gardener Piet Oudolf, and Mediterranean planting schemes. It would look great tucked into a rocky crevice or planted with Thyme - Silver Queen would be ideal. Like many ferns, it's an urban garden designer's dream for bringing out a sense of greenery in small courtyard settings. Ideal companion plants are hostas - Orange Marmalade would look great - and hellebores. Plant in containers or liberally in borders planting taller ferns behind.

Did You Know?

Native to Mexico. It is also classified as Myriopteris tomentosa.

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Bareroot planting is best done between November and April
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