Sagina Subulata -Irish Moss

Sagina Subulata -Irish Moss

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Sagina Subulata - Irish Moss

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.

 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


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