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Hair Cap Moss

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$24.99
Height At Maturity
Under 3 Feet
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11,
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11,
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11,
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11,
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11,
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11,
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11,
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11,
Ships
Year Round
Exposure
Sun & Shade, Full Shade,
Exposure
Sun & Shade, Full Shade,
Usage
Shade,

Reviews (3)

  • 5
    Works good where I needed it

    Posted by Nancy Weigelila on 9th May 2016

    SO FAR SO GOOD.

  • 4
    The name fits

    Posted by Ryan on 9th May 2016

    The name fits on this plant! It grows and looks just like a hairpiece!

  • 4
    The name is a must

    Posted by Ginger on 5th May 2016

    It looks just like the name says, I was shocked!

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Shipping Information

We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.

Shipping Dates
Ships Year Round

Description

Hair Cap Moss - Polytrichum Commune.

Hair Cap Moss is found in the wild and purposed as ground covering, Hair Cap Moss is very easy to discover. It thrives in partial shade with moist, marginally acidic soil. Like most moss, it is generally a dark green color and doesn't grow tall. It has no woody tissue so it only develops from 4 to 20 cm. It grows like a lavish green carpet with a three to five-year life expectancy.

The Hair Cap Moss should have been named the Cure-All Moss because there is not a garden dilemma that this beautiful plant cannot solve.

Out of the 15,000 species of moss, this one is the easiest to grow. This hardy plant is growing on every continent including Antarctica. Hair Cap Mosses can be found growing naturally along forest streams, in bogs and even on coastal plains. It is not a picky plant, but it thrives best in clay or sandy soil. For optimal growth, moist soil conditions are best, but this hardy plant will tolerate slow draining areas and low moisture content. It is easy to see when the plant needs watering because the coloring diminishes slightly and the leaves will curl tightly around the stem. As soon as they receive water though, the leaves spring back open. It is no surprise that the Hair Cap Moss is the most commonly used moss in landscaping; this unusual plant is very diverse. In landscaping, it is commonly used for flower bed borders, ground cover or where a pop of color is needed. They even control erosion on uneven grounds.

Hair Cap Mosses are also very low maintenance.

They have an average lifespan of three to five years, reproduce quickly and stay green all year round. The average height of this Hair Cap Moss is two to four inches, but this is one of the taller moss species. During the warmer seasons, this plant will sprout spores from the top for reproduction. Although the reproduction spore starts out as a light green, it can turn various shades of yellow, orange and red.

 

 

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