Irish Moss - Knowledgebase Question

Collegeville, PA
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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


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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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