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Sagina subulata


Irish Moss

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.460.050


An extremely popular groundcover plant, this forms a very low moss-like carpet of bright shamrock-green foliage. Tiny little white flowers begin to appear in late spring. Excellent for filling in between the cracks of flagstone paving, in the rock garden or as a lawn substitute. Dislikes both drought and soggy wet soils. Easily divided in early spring or fall, by ripping up the clump into smaller pieces. In hot, humid summer regions this sometimes melts out and becomes unattractive in mid summer, usually reviving in the fall. Not a good choice for full shade. Evergreen.

Further details for
Sagina subulata

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  White
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Edging
  Evergreen
  Ground Cover
Flower Head Size
  Very Small
Height
   1-2 cm
   0-1 inches
Spread
   15-30 cm
   6-12 inches
Foot Traffic
   Moderate

Growth Rate
   Medium













Sagina subulata


Irish Moss

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.460.050


An extremely popular groundcover plant, this forms a very low moss-like carpet of bright shamrock-green foliage. Tiny little white flowers begin to appear in late spring. Excellent for filling in between the cracks of flagstone paving, in the rock garden or as a lawn substitute. Dislikes both drought and soggy wet soils. Easily divided in early spring or fall, by ripping up the clump into smaller pieces. In hot, humid summer regions this sometimes melts out and becomes unattractive in mid summer, usually reviving in the fall. Not a good choice for full shade. Evergreen.

Further details for
Sagina subulata

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  White
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Edging
  Evergreen
  Ground Cover
Flower Head Size
  Very Small
Height
   1-2 cm
   0-1 inches
Spread
   15-30 cm
   6-12 inches
Foot Traffic
   Moderate

Growth Rate
   Medium