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Sagina subulata Irish Moss


Sagina subulata

Irish Moss
One of our most popular STEPABLE Creeping Perennials!Sagina subulata has dense tufts of slender stems which grow together to form a lush carpet of green moss. Small, star-shaped, white flowers cover completely in spring. Irish Moss is ideal as a creeping perennial groundcover, terrific between rocks and stones. This plant is an excellent choice for woodland areas, along streams, on small slopes or between pavers in a fairy garden or as a lawn substitute. 

This plant is happiest when it receives cool sunlight, NOT hot afternoon sun. 

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Garden Solutions
Part Shade   Part Sun Foot Traffic:
Bloom Time : Late Spring
Flower color : White
Foliage : Evergreen
Foliage Color : Dark Green
Growth Rate : Fast 12" Plus a year
Habit : Spreading
Irrigation : Hand Water,Auto
Plant Height : 1" - 2" (Low Grower with small flower)
Planting Area Environment : Low Water (Dry area little to no water),Normal (Rainfall under normal condition)
Seacrh Sun Exposure : Part Shade , Part Sun
Search Foot Traffic : Heavy
Soil : Peaty ,Clay ,Sandy ,Gravel ,Normal
Spread : Continuous
Zone: 4,5,6,7,8,9,10
This Plant Is Hardy Above: -30
Additional Features:
Heat Tolerant No
Pool Area Yes
Deer Resistant Yes
Humid Area No
Kid Traffic Yes
Scented No
Dog Traffic Yes
Butterfly Friendly Yes
Attracts Bees No
Fire Resistant No
Erosion Control No
Attract Hummingbirds No
Attract Butterflies Yes
Attract Bees No
Deer Resistant Yes
Rabbit Resistant Yes
Additional Comment:
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Garden Tips From Fran

Sagina subulata is one of the best! That’s why it is one of our Tough Ten.

Excellent woodland area plant.

Fantastic between your stones. Sensational as a lawn substitute.

It works just about anywhere you put it. Its easy to grow and spreads quickly.

Irish Moss needs more shade in the Southern half of the US and

more sun in the Northern half of the US.

This plant is happiest when it receives cool sunlight, NOT hot afternoon sun. 

* This little gem re-seeds easily to give you lots of freebies between your stepping stones. 


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