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Irish Moss

Sagina subulata

Item 02913UT

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USDA Zone:
4-8
This plant will grow in my zone:
6
Key feature:
  • Light Needs
    Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
  • Watering Needs
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Description:

Handsome, lush, deep green, moss-like foliage forms a soft, cushy mat that is good along walkways and between stepping stones. Tiny translucent white flowers add to its beauty in spring, and have a lovely light fragrance. Tolerates moderate foot traffic. Evergreen.

Price: $9.99
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Average Landscape Size
Moderate grower to 1 in. tall, 12 in. wide.
Flowering Season
Landscape Use
Botanical Name: Sagina subulata
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Moderate
Special Feature: Deer Resistant, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness
Foliage Color: Green
Bloom Time: Spring
Flower Color: White
Garden Style: Asian/Zen ,   Contemporary ,   Cottage

Thrives in average, well-drained soils. Takes sun in cool, coastal regions; best grown in bright shade, particularly in hot southern climates. Water regularly to maintain consistent moisture. As a groundcover, space plants 9-12 in. apart; closer for faster fill.

History

The British Natural History Museum lists S. subulata as native to Scotland where it is known in English as Heath Pearlwort and in Gaelic as Mungan M'intich.

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