500 HEIRLOOM IRISH MOSS , Pearl-wort is a common name for
Sagina Subulata Seeds
Irish Moss , Pearl-wort is a common name for
(Sagina subulata) :A hardy perennial, dense, rounded tufts form a soft,
mossy carpet of green foliage. Small white flowers. Blooms in April and
May. Use for a ground cover, between stepping stones, as a rock garden
plant, or even a lawn substitute!. Plant in sun or partial shade, 6 to
12 inches apart. Grows 2 inches tall. This is also an excellent moss for
Height: 1 - 4 Inches
Bloom Season: Spring and Summer
Environment: Full Sun/Partial Shade/Moist but Well Drained
Moss Pearlwort [ Sagina Subulata ] is a luxuriant evergreen ground
cover! The very tiny seeds create a mosslike, evergreen perennial lush
emerald-green foliage that forms a compact 1-4 inch tall, 3-inch-wide
mat. This plant is excellent for lovely color between flagstones or
spilling over rocks. It spreads rapidly to form a carpet that looks
especially nice against gray stone.
Irish Moss Pearlwort [
Sagina Subulata ] use sand with Irish moss seeds to spread more easily
and can be planted as a ground cover, and in this case it creates the
effect of a moss-covered meadow. It has a soft, lush feel and
appearance, and the plant will take light foot traffic when placed
between stepping-stones. During early to midsummer, the plant is covered
with small white flowers. Adaptable to sun or shade (preferable in the
South), it needs moisture retentive, gritty, well-drained soil.
The plant is foot traffic tolerant.
Sow Inside: Winter/Spring
Sow Outside: Spring after last frost.
Seeding Depth: Surface
Days to Emerge: 14-21