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We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This provides superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.
Fan Clubmoss Running Cedar
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The aesthetically pleasing fan clubmoss is a great addition to any lawn or garden. It is the perfect ground cover, and it is also environmentally friendly because it absorbs toxins. Hardy planting zone from 4-9 provides the best growth potential.
Also known by its scientific name Diphasiastrum digitatum, fan clubmoss is part of the Lycopodiaceae family. This moss is thick and boasts a rich green appearance. It grows really well in almost any environment and only needs minimal sunlight. Sprouting usually occurs between July and October.
This moss can be traced back over 410 million years and is known as one of the first identified vascular plants. Fan clubmoss is found in eastern North America and Canada, then as far south as Florida.
Fan clubmoss was used for a variety of medicinal purposes, according to Native Americans and early European settlers. The leaves are said to be beneficial in helping with urinary tract problems, diarrhea, headaches, and even inducing labor. The spores are used in fabric dyes and for pill coatings.
People who use parts of fan clubmoss should be aware that the spores are also highly flammable due to the oil content. Spores should be handled with great care.
Fan clubmoss shoots straight up with horizontal stems that range from 3-8 inches in length. The fan-shaped moss releases spores as opposed to seeds. Because it has no flowers, pollination is not required. Maintenance is pretty easy. This moss needs very little to survive and thrive. It is also tolerant of drought, heat, and cold. Fan clubmoss is great for preventing the spread of grass and other invasive weeds. So it can mix in other plants with no problem.
This type of moss only needs to be planted once. Even in the worst conditions, they manage to grow back every year. They also keep your other plants in the garden safe and healthy by removing toxins in the soil.
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Another great use for fan clubmoss is the prevention of soil erosion. Specifically, in mining areas, the moss has worked wonders in extracting toxins and pollutants from the soil. The plant can also absorb about ten times its own weight, making it ideal for flood zones.
Fan clubmoss is not cultivation friendly. Attempts to transplant it from one area to another has proven highly unsuccessful. This is likely due to the slow spore growth, which can take up to 20 years.