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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)

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.