Common Name: Peacock or Rainbow Fern
Color: Iridescent Blue Green Foliage
Bloom Form: None
Mature Size: 4 inches x 12 inches
Suggested Uses: Rock Gardens, Ground Cover, Baskets, Pots
Special Features; Unusual Iridescent Folaige
House Plant Adaptive: Yes
Selaginella uncinata (also known as Peacock Fern or Rainbow Moss) is a wonderfully interesting plant. Despite its delicate and tropical fern-like appearance, it is actually very tough, easy to grow, moderately cold hardy and not a fern at all.
Selaginellas are not true ferns, but they do share many characteristic with ferns beyond their cosmetic appearance.
They prefer to grow in moderate to deep shade, and to be planted in fertile, well composted soil with a high organic make up, they grow slowly, and do not bloom, and adapt well to being grown as houseplants, or on the porch or patio.
There are many interesting Sellaginella cultivars, with Selaginella uncinata being one of the most popular and best known.
This Sellaginella is commonly called Peacock Fern or Rainbow Moss because of the shimmery, irridescent, blue green and bronze red coloring of the unique lacy, fern like foliage.