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Selaginella uncinata
Selaginella uncinata
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Selaginella uncinata

Peacock Spikemoss

USDA Zone: 7-9

Plant number: 9.070.200

Close cousins to the true ferns, Spikemoss forms a low creeping mat of feathery leaves. Plants prefer a rich, moist to wet soil and shady conditions. This species has unusual rich blue-green foliage, making a beautiful carpet that lends itself to creating all kinds of interesting contrasts in the garden or in containers. Stems may root into the ground near the tips, and new plants can be started from these. In Zones 6 and below Spikemoss is best overwintered in a container indoors. Adapts well to terrariums. Slugs love Spikemoss, so plan to control them in some way.

Further details for
Selaginella uncinata

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Rabbit Resistant
  Ground Cover
   5-10 cm
   2-4 inches
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.