Irish Moss

Sagina subulata

SKU
02913
Handsome, lush, deep green, moss-like foliage forms a soft, cushy mat that works well 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. An herbaceous perennial.
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Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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LoreThe 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.
Average Size at MaturityModerate grower to 1 in. tall, 12 in. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseContainer, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Edging, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 6

Good to grow!