Irish Moss - Knowledgebase Question

Collegeville, PA
Question by niart
March 10, 2000
I would like information on a plant called IRISH MOSS. Would it be suitable to grow in SE Pennsylvania (Zone 6) and what are its requirements? Thank You Lois Anderson

Answer from NGA
March 10, 2000


Sagina subulata makes a dense, compact, mosslike
mass of slender leaves on slender stems. Although they look
like moss, they won't grow well under the conditions that
suit true mosses. Provide rich, well-draining soil, full sun to
part shade, and occasional feeding with a slow-acting
fertilizer. It should grow in your area.

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