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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
Kraus's clubmoss mat spike moss
spreading clubmoss trailing spike moss
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
S. kraussiana is a vigorous mat-forming perennial with rooting stems to 5cm tall, bearing small, scale-like leaves giving a fern-like appearance
Temp S Africa
Habit Mat forming
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
Up to 10 cm
Time to ultimate height
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
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
Pruning Pruning is not generally necessary
Pests Generally trouble free
Generally trouble free
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