Running Cedar
(Diphasiastrum digitatum)
Other Names - Fan Clubmoss, Southern Running-pine, Southern Running Cedar, Groundpine.
E. Canada, E. USA.
Perennial (evergreen).
Hardiness (see References, below) - Zones 4 - 7.
Bloom - Summer.
Height - Approx. 2 - 6 in (5-15 cm).
Cultivation - Shade, or semi-shade in mixed forests. Acidic to neutral soils. Average water needs.
Propagation - I tried division, but have not succeeded, yet. Generally speaking this plant is difficult to propagate. In nature Fan Clubmoss reproduces by cloning (spreading, and rooting rhizomes).
Other - Running Cedar; a delightful plant to enjoy, particularly in woodland setting. Our little "cedar grove" is mixed with moss, and other plants forming most
amazing fragrant carpet-like ground cover. I wish propagation was easy.
Perfect plant to enjoy during Fall and Winter forest walks. Perfect for holiday decorations, too.
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