Cheilanthes seiberi – Mulga Fern

This fern is a small and tough little plant which can grow in a variety of places, even poor soils. It spreads from underground stems. It can grow in exposed conditions if it has root protection. Suits well lit spots and also shady areas. Frost tolerant.

Scientific Name:Cheilanthes seiberi
Common Name:Mulga Fern
Other Common Names:Rock Fern
Plant Type:Fern
Height:0.3 ~ 0.5 metres
Width:0.3 ~ 0.5 metres
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Cold climate, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Light:Sunny, Light shade, Half shade, Heavy shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage, Boggy poorly drained
Propagation Method:Division
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Border plant
Special Uses:Bog gardens, Playground friendly



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants