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|
|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|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Border plant|
|Special Uses:||Bog gardens, Playground friendly|
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