Avatar Spikemoss foliage
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Height: 12 inches
Spacing: 10 inches
Hardiness Zone: 7b
Other Names: Arborvitae Fern, Clubmoss
A very attractive fern relative that produces erect clumps of dark, evergreen, fan-like leaves with striking white variegation; this plant resembles a small rounded conifer; perfect for shaded moist areas and containers
Avatar Spikemoss' attractive ferny leaves remain dark green in color with showy white variegation throughout the year. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.
Avatar Spikemoss is a dense herbaceous evergreen perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.
This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Avatar Spikemoss is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Rock/Alpine Gardens
- Border Edging
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Avatar Spikemoss will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 10 inches apart. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.
This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.