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Staunton's Spikemoss

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Item #: 5582

Zones: 7b to 8b, at least

Dormancy: Evergreen

Height: 8" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: China

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

Selaginella stauntoniana is another of the late plantsman Don Jacobs's introductions that thrive in southeastern gardens. Throughout the summer, this small semi-deciduous spikemoss produces 8" tall upright green fronds about every inch from a short-spreading rhizome. Since it occurs in the wild on dry rocky cliffs, we have found Selaginella stauntoniana adapts well to dry woodland gardens. Our 4-year-old patch is 1' wide. Thanks to Pam Harper for sharing this with us and to fern guru Dr. John Mickel for confirming that we have the true Selaginella stauntoniana.