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Rock Cap Moss

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$5.99
Bloom Season
Not Available,
Color
Green,
Height At Maturity
Under 3 Feet
Categories
Mosses
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 And Shade, Full Shade,
Exposure
Sun And Shade, Full Shade,
Usage
Flower Gardens And Beds,
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Reviews (11)

  • 5
    moss

    Posted by Amanda on Aug 19 , 2020

    beautiful and healthy!!!

  • 4
    RockCap Moss

    Posted by Jack Schultz on Aug 13 , 2020

    Product received promptly and in good shape, seems to be taking hold.

  • 4
    Good

    Posted by Rod VangCruz on Jul 28 , 2020

    The rock cap moss came a bit brown already. I planted them and tried keeping them wet but they are getting browner by the day. It could be the region I am in (9) not sure.

  • 5
    Rock cap moss

    Posted by Moss lover on Jun 17 , 2020

    Product delivered fresh. Picture perfect Great quality I will order again!

  • 5
    Rock Cap Moss

    Posted by Mersina Ross on Jun 17 , 2020

    I was extremely pleased at how fresh it was when it arrived. I also liked that it was rolled from one big piece so that it was not chopped up.

  • 5
    Rock Cap Moss

    Posted by Sue G on Jun 09 , 2020

    Beautiful! Hope it is happy, nestles in, and survives the winter here in zone 4. Perfect for my landscaping!

  • 5
    Rock Cap Moss

    Posted by Stacy Hampton on Aug 27 , 2019

    These arrived in great shape and packaged nicely. I got them planted.. Can't wait to see what they look like in the spring.

  • 5
    Rock Cap Moss

    Posted by Faye Bess on Aug 21 , 2019

    Looks great on growing on the rocks by my water fall. I just love it

  • 4
    Glad I purchased

    Posted by TJ on May 12 , 2016

    The guide sheet that accompanies them provides information on their immediate care as well as a lot of background info on air plants in general.

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Shipping Information

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.

Shipping Dates
Ships Year Round

Description

Rock Cap Moss is a Thick Clump Moss

Rock Cap Moss grows in thick clumps, usually in damp or shady locations. In the wild, it likes wet places with little sunlight, like rocks on the banks of rivers and lakes, covered by tree foliage. An individual rock moss plant is made of single-celled leaves that attach to a stem. The stem can be branched or unbranched, and it has a curbed role in getting nutrients and water. Some species of rock moss have vascular tissue, but it is usually not developed very much. Indeed, the tallest rock moss in the world is only twenty inches in height. The plant doesn’t have any seeds, and when it is fertilized, it develops un-branched stalks that have a capsule full of spores on top. The spores then spread.

The plant uses its leaves to absorb water and nutrients, and harvest carbon dioxide and sunlight to make food through contact with the sun; in other words, photosynthesis. Rock moss is usually considered a weed in grasslands. But it is valued in many the gardening of many cultures, such as that of the Japanese, who think rock moss adds an air of calm and stillness to gardens.

 Rock Cap Moss can be Applied to a Variety of Outdoor Projects

This type of moss is densely packed together and is a medium to dark green. This type of moss grows best when it is manually crumbled apart when planting it. The manual breaking of the moss signifies it to start the growing process. This will help the moss to grow and spread out on the rock surface better. It also helps to avoid placing this type of moss in direct sunlight areas as prolonged direct sunlight can cause the moss to start to yellow. Rock Cap Moss looks like a densely covered patch of green fur that covers a rock top. This type of moss can be applied to a variety of outdoor projects to create the ideal look the individual is looking for.

 Rock Cap Moss 

Rock cap moss is a dark green moss that grows in deep shade. It is often found forming a thick mat over a rock in a dense forest, thus the name "rock cap." It is native to North America and is found all over the continent in forests. It gives the impression of being a layer of "green fur." It does not require soil to grow and can attach to and grow on a wide variety of surfaces. It is a reasonably robust plant, and if it encounters adverse environmental conditions, such as a period of drought, it simply goes dormant until conditions improve. 

  Rock cap moss should be planted in deep shade and watered frequently. It can be planted on rocks or other structures such as walls and garden statues to form a thick green covering with a unique shape, or it can spread on the soil, where it will create a lawn-like structure that is two to four inches high and a rich dark green. It commonly used as a low-maintenance lawn substitute for shady areas where grass will not grow. It can easily be transplanted to new rocks or soil areas by simply collecting some and crumbling it up, followed by sowing it in the new area.

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