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Hedwigia Moss is a shade thriving evergreen moss that works well in moisture areas. It is an evergreen plant that grows up to 1" (2.5 cm) tall and 1' (30 cm) wide. Its stems range in color from red to brown, are terete, and lack hair-like rhizoids; they're widely scattered, ascending, or upright. Stem dichotomy commonly develops following the formation of reproductive organs.
Individual leaves are 1.5–2 mm long, lanceolate-ovate, and toothless along the margins; their bases are securely clamped to the stems, and their points are narrowly sharp, sometimes extending into awn-like spikes. They're also concave-convex, recurved, and sometimes incurved.
Lower leaf margins are considerably revolute (rolled downward), while the edges of the middle to upper leaves are mildly revolute to flat.
Moist leaves extend 45°–75° away from the stems, whereas dry leaves are straight or appressed. Also, moist leaves are green or yellow-green when damp, becoming grayish-green and pallid when dry.
The tips of the leaves are translucent-white due to the absence of chlorophyll. Nonetheless, the leaves turn translucent-white as they age and wither before falling off the stems.
The preferred conditions include sun to moderate shade, dry to moist conditions, and rocky material or acidic rocks substrates. Still, the moss may withstand limestone or dolomite with a higher pH. It may also adapt to various surfaces, including roofing materials, logs, and barren soil. This moss is more sun and drought-tolerant than most moss species, making it an excellent choice for green rooftop and rock gardens.
This plant is heavily used as a beautiful, bright green ground cover in landscape designs. This type of plant has a different appearance than other varieties and really stands out in a garden. The plant's tendrils are long and bright green, and the plant has distinctive edges, which add to its attractiveness. It provides gardens and landscapes with a natural look, and it grows well in a variety of conditions and soils. The unique green color and textures are pleasing to the eye and help to make it a perfect addition to any landscape plan. Gardeners will also enjoy how easily this plant grows.
The appearance of this moss varies according to the degree of translucent whiteness towards the tips of its leaves and the presence or absence of noticeable white bristles at the tips of its leaves. In eastern North America, this moss has leaves with a translucent white area near the leaf tip and few or no bristles. However, as the leaves wilt, they grow more white-translucent.
They can be differentiated from other similar plants by their white-tipped and occasionally bristly leaves, their lack of midribs, their revolute margins, the minute bumpiness of their leaf cells, and their sessile or almost sessile globoid spore capsules. In addition, unlike many other plants, they like to grow on relatively dry and open rocks, including rooftops.
This is an evergreen perennial that forms a grouping of plants that grow up to one inch in height and one inch across. With wide distribution, it can be funded in North America, South America, Eurasia, Africa, and Australia. In the U.S., This is absent in northern and western Illinois. The plant's erect stems range from red to brown in color. Leaves are densely dispersed all around the stems. Each leaf ranges from 1 1/2 to 2 millimeters in length. The leaves have very distinct awn-like bristles.
When wet, the leaves spread outward from the stem and take on a green or yellowish coloring. When dry, the leaves are erect and pale grayish-green in color. Hedwigia Moss grows best in full sun to light shade. They live in moist to dry conditions with acidic rocks or rocky material for substrate. However, this type of plant is highly adaptable and can also grow in limestone or dolomite with a higher pH as well as roofing materials, logs, and barren soils.
Posted by Richard Boyd on Jan 11, 2022
The plants arrived quickly and came very nicely packaged.
I like this moss.
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.
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.
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.