General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial Shade to Full Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6a -23.3 °C (-10 °F) to -20.6 °C (-5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 4 to 6 inches
Plant Spread: 12 to 18 inches
Leaves: Good fall color
Unusual foliage color
Other: Dark-green leaves that are bright red on the underside.
Suitable Locations: Terrariums
Uses: Provides winter interest
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Other: Stems may root into the ground near the tips, and new plants can be started from these.
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

Common names
  • Spikemoss
Also sold as:
  • 'Ruby Red'

Photo Gallery
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: May 15, 2012
Location: Fairfax, VA
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Feb 18, 2012
Photo taken at Al's Garden Center, Woodburn, Oregon
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: May 5, 2012
Location: Sarasota, FL
Date: 2015-04-30
At Selby Gardens
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-12-12
Location: greenhouse at Reynolda Gardens, Winston-Salem NC
Date: 2015-04-03
Uploaded by sedumzz

Date: 2013-02-28
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2012-11-07 
Growing in a terrarium.

Date: 2013-02-28
  • Posted by valleylynn (Oregon City, OR - Zone 8b) on Feb 21, 2012 1:32 PM concerning plant:
    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.
    Must be kept moist. Will handle moist soil types.

    Plant Uses & Characteristics:
    Accent: Good Texture/Form
    Alpine & Rock
    Rabbit Resistant
    Ground Cover

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