Sagina Irish Moss

Sagina Irish Moss
Sagina Irish Moss

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Cold hardy & tolerates foot traffic
SKU v1178
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Key Characteristics
Zone

4 - 8

Mature Height

2 IN

Sun / Shade

Full Sun, Part Shade

Moisture Level

Moist, well-drained

Soil Type

Normal, loamy

Description / Sagina Irish Moss

Sagina Irish Moss is an evergreen perennial ground cover that resembles moss but is, in fact, a flowering plant. Blanketed in round green buds that burst into tiny white flowers in spring, this charming, highly popular plant forms a dense lush and lovely low-growing mat of creeping stems covered in soft tufts of emerald-green leaves. The stary flowers, borne on slender stalks, continue sporadically throughout the growing season and are followed by brown capsules that contain many seeds.

A Sagina subulata, commonly called Irish moss, heath pearlwort, or awl-leaf pearlwort, this herbaceous plant has a slow to medium growth rate and an indefinitely spreading habit. It also self-seeds in optimal conditions. Although finely textured, the plant tolerates light foot traffic and is especially attractive planted around cobblestones, between pavers, or along garden paths. Irish moss is a natural for planting on banks and slopes and can even be a lawn substitute in small spaces. And it adds beautiful color and texture to mixed containers.

Cold hardy and low maintenance, Irish moss grows best in a sunny to partly shady location with evenly and consistently moist, well-draining soil, but it may benefit from some afternoon shade in hot summer climates. The plant is generally pest and disease free.

Product Details

Genus Sagina
Species subulata
Category Perennials
Habit Prostrate
USDA Zone Low 4
USDA Zone High 8
Sun / Shade Full Sun, Part Shade
Bloom Color White
Bloom Season Start Early Spring
Bloom Season End Early Fall
Foliage Color Medium Green
Resistance Cold Hardy, Disease Resistant, Pest Resistant
Special Features Easy Care Plants, Flower, Repeat Bloomer
Uses Beds, Border, Fall Color, Ground Cover
Zone 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Discount Exempt No
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