Question: I have a small partial sun/shady area that is continually moist and in some parts slightly muddy. I need a ground cover to fill in between the plants to suppress weed growth. I want scotch moss, but I'm afraid the moist conditions will cause harm to the scotch moss. Should I consider another ground cover or can I get scotch moss to grow there? The water issue is caused by the sprinkler, which I don't plan to fix.
Answer: Pachysandra will work, as will Astilbe, Baby?s tears? (Soleirolia soleirolii), or Calthea?. Of these, Baby's Tears most closely resembles Scotch Moss and it thrives in shady/partially sunny spots.
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