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Selaginella uncinata /Peacock Spikemoss

Selaginella uncinata  / Selaginella uncinata
Carpet of peacock moss
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Carpet of peacock moss

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Scientific Name: Selaginella uncinata
Common Name: Peacock Spikemoss
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: 1-2 feet
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Ground covers
Comments: The foliage of this perennial turns many colors, particularly mettalic blue, when it receives morning sunlight. It grows as a creeping mat that covers the ground and is most effective in places where details are important. This plant cannot tolerate very dry soils. Provide soils that contain a generous amount of humus and place where the humidity is relatively high.