Plants By Type
Polytrichum Moss is a common variety of Hair Cap Moss and is excellent for planting in climate zones three through nine. This moss can be up to two feet in height and can spread out a foot or more in the right growing conditions. It prefers soils that are clay or sandy like in content as well as those that are well drained. As far as sunlight is concerned, this moss will prefer shadier environments but can also tolerate a small amount of sunlight with no issues. This tall moss does well in areas that receive a lot of rain and is most commonly found growing naturally around wetland areas, rivers, and swamps. Additionally, this moss can be used for indoor terrariums if so desired. It has a deep root system and is a slow growing variety. The leaves that accompany the greenery on this plant will have a hint of red to them as well as some brown. This moss has been around for centuries because of its ability to easily grow and withstand some climates and environments. It is great to use for bordering purposes such as lining driveways, walkways or edging along existing flowerbeds and garden areas. It can be easily transplanted if needed. No matter where this moss is planted, it will transform an area into something truly magnificent. The softness of this plant also will give off a fairy tale vibe with a magical feel. It is great for many different uses and is very popular.