Fern Moss - 5 Square Feet



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Fern Moss - 5 Square Feet

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Fern Moss (Thuidium delicatulum) is a Ground Covering Plant with a Fern-like Appearance

Fern Moss (Thuidium delecatulum)

Fern Moss: The fern moss plant, Thuidium delecatulum, is a ground cover plant that happily grows in almost any shade or semi-shaded spot in your garden.

You may find others calling it delicate fern moss or common fern moss, but all refer to Thuidium delecatulum.

This North American native species is widespread in the United States and Europe. Its native habitat is shady woods and wetlands. It grows on rocks, logs, and stumps and in swampy areas--it is unfussy about having good soil quality.

It needs a little attention for the first few months after planting, especially if you experience a hot season or drought. But it becomes almost maintenance-free after it takes hold and starts to spread.

Fern moss is a terrific ground cover plant, even in slow-draining or acidic soils around juniper or pine trees.

Fern Moss Is an Enchanting Ornamental Moss

Fern moss takes its name from its appearance. This moss has delicate, velvety frond-like leaves that look like tiny ferns. Upon closer inspection, the leaf texture has a peach fuzz coating that resembles tiny hairs.

Although the fronds can grow up to four inches long, they lay over under their weight. That draping effect creates a lovely, dense mat that adds a pure earthy green to your garden bed.

Unlike some mossy species, fern moss also tolerates foot traffic.

Fern Moss Is a Very Tolerant Species

Once you plant fern moss, it requires very little care from you. Although it prefers moist to boggy living conditions, it can conversely tolerate short hot spells and drought.

If you have a location with poor drainage and heavy shade, fern moss would be an excellent plant to consider. While some plants don't like "wet feet," fern moss is just the opposite; it will happily grow in the wettest, shadiest yards.

How to Use Fern Moss in Your Garden

Success with fern moss is all about plant site selection--it wants a moist, shady location. If you give it the placement it requires, your work will be over.

Fern Moss thrives in moist, partial shade, and acidic soils. It also requires protection from prevailing winds. It is an excellent ground cover for moss gardens, shade gardens, mossy rock walls, and concrete or stone steps. It also adds a nice touch of green when you use it in hanging baskets and potted plants.

Order Fern Moss From TN Nursery

Please order your fern moss today if you have a heavily shaded, slow-draining spot in your yard. It will make a world of difference!

Fern Moss (Thuidium delicatulum) will Act as Living Mulch for your Water Happy Ferns

Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
Krista James
Wonderful customer service

I highly recommend this company. The customer service agent is outstanding. The person was able to help me with all my questions and concerns.

Fern Moss

I ordered 231 cubic inches of fern moss. It arrived shipped in a gallon ziplock bag that was stuffed pretty full. It was in excellent condition, and it has been planted around my backyard stream for several days no with no problems. TN Nursery did exactly what they said they would for the price they stated. I'm happy.

Richard Howell
Fern Moss

Product arrived in a timely fashion and in very good condition.

Darlene Ison
Beautiful Ground Cover

This moss looks beautiful with a few wood logs and rocks arranged around it. It arrived in great shape. I love it!

Susan Shopland
Always top quality

Like everything I’ve ordered from you before, the moss arrived quickly and in good condition. I have had it in place for only two days and it is greening up beautifully. Can’t wait to see it full grown!