PlantsSelaginella→Spikemoss (Selaginella erythropus 'Sanguinea')

Also sold as:
'Ruby Red'

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

Photo taken at Al's Garden Center, Woodburn, Oregon

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Posted by valleylynn (Oregon City, OR - Zone 8b) on Feb 21, 2012 1:32 PM

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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