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Sagina subulata

Irish Moss

Plant Type: Perennial
MORNING sun/AFTERNOON shade

Dense mat of stems weave together a lush green carpet. Small, star-shaped flowers mass above the foliage in spring. Use between stones or as a groundcover. Tolerates heavy foot traffic. Needs afternoon shade in warmer climates. Dislikes hot afternoon sun and drought.


Height

1"

Spread

8"

Growth Habit

SPILLER (low/trailing)

Landscape Application:

Groundcover for small areas, crevices and pathways. Tolerates moderate foot traffic.

Sagina subulata Plant Care:

Requires protection from hot afternoon sun. Moist soil and good drainage are essential.

USDA Hardiness Zone: Zone 4 (-30/-20F)

Irish Moss Characteristics & Attributes

Season of Interest

EARLY (March-April), MIDSEASON (May-June), LATE (July-frost)

Early Season (March - April)
Mid Season (May - June)
Late Season (July - frost)
Soil Moisture Needs

Moderate soil moisture.

Moderate
Special Benefits
Ground Cover