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Polytrichium Moss

$4.99
Height At Maturity
Under 3 Feet
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Ships
Year Round
Exposure
Sun & Shade, Full Shade,
Exposure
Sun & Shade, Full Shade,
Usage
Shade, Flower Gardens & Beds,
Usage
Shade, Flower Gardens & Beds,

See below for examples of how your plants will look upon receipt.

bareroot types

In the spring, plants will green up and bloom. See this page for further information on planting your bareroot plants.

See below for examples of how your plants will look upon receipt.

bareroot types

In the spring, plants will green up and bloom. See this page for further information on planting your bareroot plants.

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Reviews (1)

  • 5
    Polytrichium Moss

    Posted by Patricia Kilgore on 21st Aug 2019

    Moss looks great along the treeline where I planted it.

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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

Polytritchum Moss

Polytrichium Moss – Polytrichum Juniperinum is also called haircap moss, juniper moss, bird wheat, pigeon wheat, and star moss. Like all mosses, Polytritchum Moss does best where the soil is regularly moist. This moss prefers partial shade but can grow in full sunlight if it receives moisture.

If homeowners are looking for moss for their landscaping needs, they might want to consider hair or haircap moss. There are almost 70 species that fall under the genus Polytritchum. Polytrititchum is a moss type that has a wide distribution, and its "furry" and attractive appearance can make it a desirable addition to property.

Polytrichium Moss do well in growing zones three through nine

They also prefer soils that are slightly acidic or alkaline and flourish in soils with a phosphorous level of about 4.5.

Polytrichium Moss is one of the taller mosses, and generally, reach a height between two and eight inches.
While haircap mosses can occasionally be found colonizing dead trees and old stone, they grow directly on the soil. When doing so, they can form "mounds" that can reach several feet in height. Polytritchum mosses can be a right choice for a property that has poor growing soil. Once established, a polytritchum colony can encourage other plant groups to join them. Several varieties of ferns can often be found living amongst colonies of this moss. Polytritchum mosses have a lifespan of about three to five years and are an evergreen plant.

Polytritchums proliferate and require little maintenance. This is a moss that should not be fertilized. Colonies find it easier to get established in flat areas that have been well raked and that have had the debris removed from them. In addition to colonizing weak soil areas, another landscaping plus offered by polytritchum mosses is erosion control. This moss's roots bind so tightly to the soil that they can help to stabilize banks and reduce flooding, making this pretty moss a useful tool as well.

Polytrichium Moss

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