As the name suggests, Irish Moss is a European Native. This thick, dense mat of tiny leaves grows best in moist, well-drained soils to sandy, grave soil. It can be grown in woodland settings, over or between rocks, or between stepping stones.
The bright green leaves are evergreen and the small white flowers are star-shaped. Irish Moss is deer resistant and is a great choice for a ground cover to prevent any weeds from moving in.
Name: Irish Moss Other Common Names: Heath Pearlwort Scientific Name: Sagina Sublata Color: White Flowers & Evergreen Leaves Plant Seeds: Outdoors After Frost / Indoors Weeks Before Last Frost Bloom Time: All Summer Hardiness Zone: 4 - 10 Plant Height: 1 - 2" Plant Spacing: 6 - 12" Light Requirements: Sun - Part Shade Soil and Water Preferences: Average