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Irish Moss

PERENNIAL

Description

  • The soft ground cover resembles moss, but is a flowering perennial.
  • Small, pearl-like flowers in spring.
  • Can handle occasional light foot traffic.
  • Zones 4-8, sun/part sun/shade, 1" tall x 12" wide at maturity.
Zone 4-8
Light part sun/sun/shade
low

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Arrives as young plant

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Description Fill your garden with the lush, moss-like foliage of Irish moss (Sagina subulata)! The shamrock green foliage grows in dense clumps, forming a cushioned mat as it spreads through the garden. Hundreds of gentle, white flowers bloom on thin stems in the spring. While it may look soft, this plant is incredibly tough. This durable ground cover handles foot traffic with ease, making it an excellent option for edging pathways and filling between stepping stones. Plus, it's low maintenance, and easy to grow!  Perfect for beginners looking to fill tough-to-grow sites. Details Botanical name: Sagina subulata
Common name: Irish moss
Zone: 4 - 8
Sun exposure: Shade (< 4 hours sun) to sun (+6 hours sun)
Height x width: 1" x 12"
Flower color: White
Foliage color: Green
Season of interest: Spring through fall
Bloom time: Spring
Features: Low flammability, ground covers, deer resistant
Uses: Alpine & rock, container gardening, edging, ground cover, naturalizing, rock garden, small spaces, underplanting.
How To Grow Soil: Prefers evenly moist, compost-rich soil. However, it dislikes both soggy and dry soils.
Light: Shade (< 4 hours sun) to sun (+6 hours sun). Try to avoid hot afternoon sun.
Water: Needs regular watering but should not have soggy roots.
Spacing: 6"- 12"
Fertilizing: Fertilizing is not required unless soils are nutrient depleted or plants appear stressed. An application of slow-release fertilizer can be applied early spring as needed.
Winterizing: For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new spring growth emerges.
Maintenance & pruning: Easily divided in early spring or fall by separating into smaller pieces.

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Customer Reviews

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n.c. (New York)
Hard to find gold grass but pricy,

The packaging was lacking care as the soil seeped out considerably upon opening delivery of item.

Hello! We're sorry you're unsatisfied with your order. Our prices reflect the quality and care we put into each plant, plus the availability of unique selections that can’t often be found in garden centers. To save on your order, watch for different sales and promos throughout the season. If there's an issue with your order, please reach out to claims@greatgardenplants.com to start the claims process - your order is covered by our 60-day guarantee!

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D. (Indiana)
Content

12 quarts of Irish moss arrived in excellent condition. One began dying very soon afterward but we planted it anyway and it is slowly regrowing. All the moss is absolutely beautiful and healthy. Can’t wait for it all to fill in!

S
S.H. (Oklahoma)
All Dead

All of them died.

Hello! We are sorry that you had trouble with your plants. You have been refunded, and we apologize for any inconvenience. If you have any other questions or concerns, please reach out to claims@greatgsrdenplants.com, and we will try to help in the best way possible. We appreciate your feedback, happy gardening!

M
M. (Illinois)
Fingers crossed!

I was excited to plant Irish Moss around the stepping stones in my garden. After a few days they started to turn brown, some looked as if they had died. My daughter thinks it may be due to the shock of being transplanted, so my fingers are crossed they'll still be ok.

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M.C. (Kentucky)
Best I have found

I have been slowly working on a no-mow, pollinator friendly, and neighbor approved lawn for a long time. I started using Irish Moss to accomplish the "lawn" part of this project a couple of years ago. I have ordered plugs and seeds and the process is slow but taking shape. I decided to give this a shot as the 1 quart size seemed appealing. I was blown away. They arrived very quickly and we're of highest quality and health. I now feel like this project will only take a couple more years instead of at least 5. These are planted and the size of the plugs I paid a similar price for a year and a half ago. This will shave a lot of time off of my plans and will fill in and allow me to take plugs a full year sooner than planned.