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    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Selaginella kraussiana

Kraus's clubmoss

AGM plants

AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

  • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
  • Available to buy
  • Of good constitution
  • Essentially stable in form & colour
  • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases
  • Other common names Kraus's clubmoss
    mat spike moss

    spreading clubmoss
    trailing spike moss

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  • Family Selaginellaceae

  • Genus Selaginella are evergreen rhizomatous perennials which may be small and tufted or tall and scrambling, the slender stems covered with small scale-like leaves; spores develop in short terminal spikes

  • Details S. kraussiana is a vigorous mat-forming perennial with rooting stems to 5cm tall, bearing small, scale-like leaves giving a fern-like appearance

  • Plant range Temp S Africa

Characteristics

  • Foliage Evergreen

  • Habit Mat forming

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

    H2

Colour

Sunlight

  • Partial Shade

  • Full Shade

  • Aspect North-facing or West-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Loam

    Loam

  • MoistureMoist but well-drained

  • SoilLoam

  • pHAcid, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height Up to 10 cm

  • Ultimate spread 1-1.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 1-2 years

How to grow

Cultivation In frost prone areas grow under glass in a mixture of two parts loam (JI No2) and one part leafmould, in bright but filtered light. Requires a minimum temperature of 5-7C in the winter months

Propagation Sow spores at 21°C as soon as they are ripe. Divide rhizomes or rooted stems in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types Patio & Container Plants

How to care

Pruning Pruning is not generally necessary

Pests Generally trouble free

Diseases Generally trouble free

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