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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.
Fan clubmoss goes by several different names, most of which compare its appearance to something else. Common names include crowsfoot and ground cedar, and it has also been referred to as bears paws. Its botanical name is Diphasiastrum digital, and it hails from the Lycopodium family.
Despite its many names, one thing is sure. Fan clubmoss is not a moss. Clubmosses are more similar to ferns and mushrooms, which reproduce via spores rather than seeds.
Fan clubmoss does best in hardiness zones 4 to 7. An evergreen groundcover, this perennial plant grows only 3 to 8 inches in height. Colonies are typically found in mixed woodland and upland pine forests. It prefers dappled sunlight or light shade and slightly acidic, well-drained, moist soils. The plants often provide cover for ground-nesting birds.
Fan Clubmoss Is Perfect For Shaded Areas In Landscaping
This clubmoss is recognized by its very tiny, pointed, and scale-like, deep-green foliage. Once spores are established, the plants are spread by rhizome stems which grow not underground but under leaf litter along the floor of forests. Extremely slow-growing, the stems shoot up pale yellow, cone-like protuberances called stromboli, where packages of spores are formed. Spores are released to the wind in late summer and into the autumn.
It can take years for spores to establish themselves as plants, and fan clubmoss can be quite tricky to propagate or transplant. However, transplanting is best successful if plants are deeply dug up to include a large clump of soil surrounding the plant, taking special care not to disturb roots. Gardeners fortunate to have a woodland area with established species would be best served by leaving the plants where they are instead of creating a quiet path into the woods and employing them as part of a secret garden. A mix of colorful wildflowers can make a beautiful enhancement.
Fan clubmoss has been oft-compared in appearance to full-size evergreens such as arborvitaes and cedars. Interestingly, its distant cousins can be traced back 410 million years ago to the Carboniferous period, where the atmosphere was significantly different, and similar plants grew to over 130 feet in height. Today those distant cousins are part of the coal deposits mined throughout the northern hemisphere.
The plants are used in homeopathic remedies for digestive disorders, including constipation and irritable bowel syndrome, heartburn, skin irritations, sore throats, and fatigue. Lycopodium powder from fan clubmosses is used as pill coatings. The plants also contain combustible oils, which have been used for pyrotechnics and science demonstrations. Like many clubmosses, they have also been used to fashion Christmas greenery.