Ground Fern Moss

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Height At Maturity
Under 3 Feet
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Year Round
Full Shade,
Bare Root

We ship bare-root plants which are dormant (in a wintertime state) and have no pretty foliage, blooms, or greenery but they will bloom out in the following spring after they are planted and be beautiful.This is why we offer a 1 year warranty to show our customers their plants will thrive come spring.

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Reviews (10)

  • 5

    Posted by Colben orange on Dec 23 , 2020

    I put this on my roof and it has thrived I absolutely love it thank you.

  • 5
    Ground Fern Moss

    Posted by Randall on Dec 17 , 2020

    Second order from TN. Second great experience. Shipped within promised time, well packed, arrived green and healthy. First order has been in ground for two months and appears to be thriving. Thank you!

  • 5
    Both orders arrived on time and very healthy.

    Posted by Bettye Renfro on Nov 11 , 2020

    Thanks for beautiful moss. I will continue with my mossy area next spring or........with winter arriving so late, maybe sooner. Thanks again.

  • 5
    Ground Fern Moss

    Posted by Deann Holloway on Aug 27 , 2019

    These arrived in great shape and packaged nicely. I got them planted.. Can't wait to see what they look like in the spring.

  • 5
    Ground Fern Moss

    Posted by George Bradfored on Aug 21 , 2019

    This looks great around the water garden where I planted it.

  • 5
    Moss Gardens

    Posted by Karley Anderson on Mar 07 , 2017

    My moss was pliable and fresh on delivery. Still moist. So unlike all those other places I've bought from. Thank You Tn! I will be a return customer,

  • 5
    Beautiful Moss

    Posted by Laurie Green on Mar 07 , 2017

    Received my moss and I am very pleased with it.Thank you so much for sending out such nice products.

  • 5
    Fast grower

    Posted by Roger Fults on May 09 , 2016

    A few pieces goes a long way. It grows quickly!

  • 5

    Posted by Daniel on May 06 , 2016

    It was simply amazing! The best product, the best mixture!

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Shipping Information

We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

Shipping Dates
Ships Year Round


Ground Fern Moss - Thuidium delicatulum has a Fern Like Appearance

 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.

Ground Fern Moss can Withstand Different Soil Conditions

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 Ground Fern Moss 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.

 frequently referred to as the Ground Fern Moss, the Thuidium delicatulum moss is a fast-growing perennial member of the Thuidiaceae family and the Hypnales order. As an evergreen perennial moss, the Ground Fern Moss is acquired its name from the distinctive growth pattern among its leaves.   This fern is known to grow in several habitats, including certain varieties of sandstone, in the ravines of woodlands, and on forest logs. Furthermore, the Ground Fern Moss is also found growing on the side of hills, in pine groves, and near rivers and streams. 

 Typically, the Ground Fern Moss is found throughout the United States and Canada, with especially large populations growing in Midwestern states like Illinois.   The leaves of the Ground Fern Moss grow rapidly in a matted pattern, providing ground cover throughout its habitat. Leaves are typically deep green to dark yellow in color and feature either two or three small collections of leaflets on the side of the stem.  Stems of the Ground Fern Moss reach a maximum length of between 3 inches and 3.5 inches, while the leaves which grow from these stems can reach up .25 inches in length.   The optimal growing environment of the Ground Fern Moss will have partial shade and have moderate to high-moisture soil with a low pH.


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