Thudium Moss, or commonly known as Fern Moss, is a beautiful groundcover for your rock garden or beds around your home, Once established, this plant is drought hardy and can even act as a mulch. Its fernlike appearance has an almost medieval magical quality that sparks the imagination. This lovely plant likes partial sunlight to shade, so it is perfect for a sun-challenged yard. What a solution for those flat or gently sloping areas in your yard that are a bit bald due to shade. Fern Moss does tolerate being walked on so it can do well around stepping stones or in shade gardens with steps.
This moss likes to start in a ground that is not cluttered with other plants. It needs water to get started, but after six months, it is established and is basically maintenance free. As a plus, this moss spreads quickly and is hardy. It can enhance a water feature or a concrete wall. Stone, brick, or wood steps are showcased by this plant and its fern-like texture. What natural addition as a fern garden groundcover and will act as a living mulch for the water happy ferns.
Moss fern adds strong curb appeal to your home. Yards and gardens using this moss as a ground cover show well, and the need for little maintenance is also a plus. It can grow quickly in most of the eastern side of the US as it likes woodland type areas with high humidity. Acid soil is not a problem, and it can thrive around junipers and pines. An added plus, it is used by many songbirds as nesting material. If you are in the market for a beautiful shaded ground cover, consider the hardy thulium moss.
USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 to 8
Size: 12 to 20 feet tall and wide
Conditions: Full sun to partial shade