Irish Moss: Planting garden moss can be a terrific way to add some color, like lively green, rich silver, or creamy white hues, to partially shaded and heavily shaded areas of your yard. Garden moss might provide the perfect solution if you have a place where most grasses or flowers won't take due to a lack of sunshine, soil compaction, or deficiencies.
Irish moss species grow naturally in the deepest forests and wettest swamplands across the United States. The key to choosing the best garden moss for your yard is understanding the various mosses and the preferred environment for each.
Irish Moss Species overview
Broom fork moss, mood moss, rock cap moss: This ground cover moss can help reduce soil erosion and add velvety, plush foliage that creates the appearance of a rolling landscape. The fluffy green appearance of Dicranium scoparium can add life back to the shadiest areas, even when other plants fail to "take."
Pincushion moss, cushion moss: This charming moss forms dense tufts or clumps in a soft green hue with elegant silvery undertones. While it prefers to call partial to full-shaded areas home, Leucobrym glaucum can tolerate some sunshine.
Reindeer moss: Reindeer moss can grow almost anywhere, even in the arctic cold of Alaska. Cladonia rangiferina has leaves shaped like reindeer horns-- tipped with a silvery-white color reminiscent of snow.
Topiary moss: If you plan to create topiaries as focal points for your garden, you need moss and a lot of it to get the lush look you want. Topiary moss is not a particular species but depends on the artist selecting the most appropriate garden moss for the finished sculpture's location.
Sphagnum moss, peat moss: Peat moss is more than the potting mix you buy from the local garden center. It also refers to the living ground cover that traps moisture and nourishes the soil. Peat moss is a favorite for sustainability-minded organic gardeners for its lively green color and long-term positive impact on the ecosystem.
Hedwigia moss: Perfect in every setting, from partially sunny to full shade, Hedwigia ciliata can help you quickly cover a steep or rocky hill with lovely green foliage.
Fern moss: Perhaps one of the most ornamental mosses is fern moss, which takes its name from the frond-like appearance of the leaves and its fern-green color. Thuidium delecatulum is a showstopper of a garden moss in any setting.
Haircap moss: The tiny hair-like leaves of hair cap moss add a fascinating element to the garden. The texture and color combine to make hair cap moss enjoy incredible popularity with TN Nursery customers.
Irish Moss is for sale online at TN Nursery
TN Nursery proudly grows some of the healthiest garden moss in the United States. We harvest our garden moss only when someone orders, then ship it out fresh. Let us help beautify your garden--order today.
Irish Moss is For Sale at Garden Plants Nursery with Fast Shipping and Low Prices
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.