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Selaginella pallescens /Moss Fern

Selaginella pallescens  / Selaginella pallescens
Lush summer foliage
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Lush summer foliage

Ground cover of arborvitae fern

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Scientific Name: Selaginella pallescens
Common Name: Moss Fern
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
Landscape Categories: Ground covers
Comments: This is an excellent plant for ground cover plantings where details are important. Provide a fertile, well drained soil that has a high content of humus. Clip back old growth in late winter to insure a ground cover of fresh, tender green foliage. The leaves are scale-like in texture.