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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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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 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.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 21 reviews
38%
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5%
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10%
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29%
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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.

M
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.

P
P.P. (Georgia)
Testing

Trying several types of plants to see what does well in various locations in the yard. So far, this is doing very well.

T
T.B. (Illinois)
Moss

It arrived really quickly “, and in great condition, I’ve already planted it and it’s been doing great so far.”

H
H.B.B. (Alabama)
Im not sure yet

On October 14th they were looking great, but they are starting to turn brown. Im not sure what is going on. I hope they don't all die.

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