Ground Fern Moss
- Ground Fern Moss- Thuidium delicatulum Hardy Planting Zones 1-9 Sun or Shade- Shade/Partial Shade Mature Height- 4-5 feet Mature Width- 5-6 feet Bloom Season- all year Gardener Status- Beginner
Ground Fern Moss - Thuidium delicatulum
Ground Fern Moss, or Thuidium Delicatulum, derives its visible name from its fern-like appearance. Interestingly, Ground Fern Moss is found naturally on every continent but Antarctica. It grows slowly and will cover everything from paths to stones to logs or stumps. This particular moss is thick, producing small stalks which support leaflike structures resembling fern leaves, and is excellent to use for use covering walkways, paths, rocks, and even for growing topiary. This moss is particularly hardy, and though they may yellow and wither in adverse conditions, they quickly return to their normal, lush appearance once they have been given water. Just make sure to give this one extra water and attention so that it stays lush and beautiful in the garden area. It is a fast-growing moss and can grow anywhere from four to five feet in a single year. Additionally, this moss withstands some different soil conditions. This moss is often used to be planted between flagstones, bricks, or cobblestones, and has a very successful transplant rate. As with most mosses, keep it moist until you are ready to plant it. It is a great plant for transforming shaded areas of the landscape and will not disappoint no matter where it is growing in the garden area.Ground Fern Moss is flowerless, very adaptable and resourceful moss. With adequate moisture, it will thrive and spread quickly. It provides beautiful insulation for the ground and can absorb water up to twenty times its weight. Once it is established, it is capable of enduring drought periods. Fern Moss will grow on soil, stone, concrete or wood surfaces. An entire moss lawn can be created; it can be an excellent accent for a water feature or any garden. It requires full shade to part sun and is remarkably soft to the touch.