Red Selaginella
Selaginella erythropus 'Sanguinea'

Family: Selaginellaceae
Genus: Selaginella (sell-lah-gi-NEL-uh) (Info)
Species: erythropus (er-ee-THROW-pus) (Info)
Cultivar: Sanguinea

Category:

Groundcovers

Epiphytes

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Navarre, Florida

Saint Petersburg, Florida

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Galveston, Texas

Eau Claire, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
3
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Feb 10, 2013, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Rating neutral as new for me. In the spikemoss family, selaginella is a very good plant to grow in terrariums, which is what I'm doing. Has a lovely red underside.

Neutral

On May 3, 2012, lind95 from Eau Claire, WI wrote:

I purchased this lovely evergreen two years ago in Minnesota. It did quit well in the winter months. When I moved to zone 4, in Wisconsin I had no trouble with it until I exposed it to too much sunlight which eventually dried it out. I'm looking for another one but I'm having a very hard time finding it.

Neutral

On Jan 5, 2009, BayAreaTropics from Hayward, CA wrote:

Zone 6-9? Mine didn't take a moderate winter or mild summer of z10 Hayward ca,yet grew like weeds in a warm humid greenhouse before then.
Must be able to go dormant in colder climates and leave that dormancy in very hot and humid following summer areas is all I can think.

Positive

On Jan 5, 2009, mgarr from Hanover Twp., PA (Zone 6a) wrote:

I love the color on this club moss. The cooler you keep it the more red the foliage becomes. Even though this is listed as zones 6 to 9 I've brought mine inside for the winter.