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Selaginella peruviana 'Burnet'
JLBG @ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Selaginella peruviana 'Burnet'

Burnet Peruvian Spikemoss

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Item #: 7306

Zones: 7a to 9b, at least

Dormancy: Evergreen

Height: 1" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: United States

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

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.

In 2000, we first saw the Texas native spikemoss in the arid Texas Hill Country's Burnet County and returned home with a couple of cuttings. Years later, in our full sun rock garden, Selaginella peruviana 'Burnet' has formed a lovely 1" tall x 2' wide evergreen patch resembling a pile of closely-mown green pipe cleaners. Although quite heat- and drought-tolerant, Selaginella peruviana survives drought, like the resurrection fern, by curling up and turning brown, only to re-hydrate when rain or irrigation arrives. We find it strange that very few gardeners grow our great native selaginellas so we're out to change that...perhaps a better description would help.

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