Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Selaginella tamariscina 'Golden Sprite'
Golden Sprite Spikemoss
This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.Shop Available Selaginella
Item #: 9876
Zones: 7b to 10b, at least
Height: 2" tall
Origin: Japan, Philippines, Taiwan
(aka: Selaginella OJ Gold) We are thrilled to offer a second Japanese selection of the insanely dwarf, Selaginella tamariscina. Selaginella 'Golden Sprite' no doubt has a Japanese name but we have not yet been able to determine what that might be, so we've temporarily given it a new name. Selaginella tamariscina is highly prized for container culture in Japan and we have found it also to be fine in a special spot in the woodland garden. Selaginella 'Golden Sprite' makes a small, and insanely slow-growing, 2" tall x 3" wide dwarf clump in 2 years...perfect for fairy gardens The foliage color is brightest after the new growth emerges in spring, and takes on a lovely rusty-orange hue during the winter months.
Container Role: Fillers
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