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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.
  • Deer resistant .
  • 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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Hand-picked at our greenhouse

Shipped to your door

Arrives as young plant

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More Information

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, deer resistant, 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
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 un (+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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 16 reviews
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J
J.G.
Irish moss doing great

We were very pleasantly surprised at how well our Irish moss began growing and filling in areas so quickly!! We are very optimistic to see what happens next year. Out 5 other ground cover did not do well at all. Unfortunately, 4 died. Sort of hoping some of it may come back next summer, but not too encouraged buy the looks of it now.

Hello! We're happy to hear that your Irish Moss is doing so well, but sorry to hear that your other plants are struggling a bit. We'd be happy to help diagnose any problems that may be happening. Please email pictures of the plant to claims@greatgardenplants.com, making sure to put your order number and name in the subject line so that we may provide the best assistance possible. Rest assured, we do have a 60-day guarantee on all of our plants. If you received your plants within that timeframe, we will be happy to apply your warranty once we receive the pictures. Happy Gardening!

https://www.greatgardenplants.com/pages/our-guarantee

f
f.o. (Pennsylvania)
time will tell

3 appear to be dying- brown from the center outward. I Hope no more of them do this

Hello! Thank you for your feedback. Irish moss needs really good drainage. This particular spot appears that it might be holding on to water and moisture for too long, which will lead to root rot quickly. We recommend a different spot altogether. However, if you do want to keep the plant in this pot, try lifting it up so it's slightly higher than the ground level, and being careful with the watering. If it stays very wet/muddy for any period of time, it's not going to make it long term. If you have any additional questions, we're always here to help out. You can contact us at info@greatgardenplants.com. Happy Gardening!

J
J.P.A. (Florida)
They did not survive....

The plants did not survive. I thought I would get seeds? I wanted seeds. The price is only for one small item.

Hello James!
Reach out to our team at claims@greatgardenplants.com and we'll be happy to help you with your dead plants. In regards to seeds, we do not sell seeds, we ship all of our plants as young plants as mentioned on each plant's page. Let us know if you have any other questions or concerns, we're here to help.

R
R. (New York)

All but one died. When I unpacked them, could tell that they were drying out and could only save one.

Hello Ron!
If you ever have any issues with plants you receive from us don't hesitate to reach out to our team right away! It looks like your order is covered by our fall guarantee so please reach out to claims@greatgardenplants.com and we'll be happy to help you further.

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A.B. (Vermont)

I think your irish moss plants are good, and the ones I planted from this last spring are mostly just doing great. However the ones I got this fall were delayed in transit by FEDEX for almost 2 weeks and they are REALLY struggling. I hear that I can let you know in May if I need replacements or refund. They are plenty of work to plant so I am not totally happy. Actually I have not had great service with FEDEX, compared to UPS for instance.