Irish Moss

$ 1.75

Resembling moss this charming creeper forms a mat of lime green foliage that begs to be touched and patted. Irresistible tiny white flowers bloom in summer. Excellent in the rock garden or used as a filler between stepping stones. Prefers part shade in light but moist soil. We have planted it beneath an apple tree where it is spreading happily.

100 seeds 



Sagina subulata

Perennial, Zones 4-8

Germination: 14-21 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 60-70ºF. 

Seed Planting Depth: Sow on the surface, seeds need light to germinate

Starting Indoors: Start indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Provide 60-70ºF soil temperatures until germination. Transplant 4-6” apart after the last frost

Sowing Outdoors: Growth Habit: Dense compact mats

Height and Width: 1-2”x 10-12”

Spacing: 4-6” apart

Light Needs: Full sun to part shade 

Soil Needs: Fertile, moist but not consistently wet

Uses: Rock gardens, in between stones or pavers -tolerates moderate foot traffic, containers and planters

Care:  Water seedlings regularly until established. Amend soil with compost before transplanting. Low maintenance, minimal care required.