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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
hairy lip fern
Cheilanthes are typically evergreen ferns, producing dense clumps of small fronds on shiny, often black, stalks
C. lanosa is an evergreen fern with upright, mid-green leaves, 15-50cm long, with a wrinkled surface, silvery, hair-like scales on both sides and brown stems
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Will not tolerate winter wet. Grow in sharply-drained, gritty, humus-rich soil in full sun, with protection from winter rain. Otherwise grow under glass in full light, with low humidity and good ventilation, in a mix of equal parts loam-based potting compost and coarse grit plus 10 percent added charcoal, and water sparingly
Sow spores at 16°C as soon as ripe. Division in spring is possible, but rhizomes resent disturbance
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Banks and Slopes
Gravel Garden Patio & Container Plants Rock Garden
Pruning No pruning needed
Pests Generally pest free
Fungal root rot may be a problem under glass
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