Peacock Spikemoss

Selaginella uncinata

SKU
07702
Named after its striking, iridescent, bluish-green summer foliage that changes to a rusty-rose in the winter months. It is a semi-evergreen, spreading groundcover that is winter hardy in zone 6, once established.
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Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.

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Average Size at MaturitySlowly spreads, growing 3 to 6 in. tall.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous
Design IdeasThis dramatic shade plant looks terrific planted under Azaleas and Maples, or trailing from hanging baskets on the patio.
Deciduous/ EvergreenSemi-evergreen
Foliage ColorBlue-green
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseContainer
Light NeedsFull shade
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDense Habit, Dramatic Foliage Color, Gift Plant, Shade Loving
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. As a groundcover, space plants 2 ft. to 3 ft. apart, (closer for faster coverage). Control weeds with mulch until the plants cover the area.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-10

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