Sagina subulata Irish Moss

Irish Moss (Sagina subulata) is one of our most popular plants! This beautiful ground cover has dense tufts of slender stems which grow together to form a lush carpet of green. Small, star-shaped, white flowers completely cover Irish Moss in spring.  This plant is an excellent choice for woodland areas, along streams, on small slopes or around ponds and water features.

Size: #4 True

Spacing: Plant 12″ apart.

Height: Tight to the ground.

How To Grow: Plant in morning sun to full shade (especially full shade in the south)

Foot Traffic: Heavy

Hardy Zones: 4,5,6,7,8,9,10

Tips: Ideal as a groundcover, terrific between rocks and stones, and does best in full shade during the summer.  Also don’t let Irish Moss get too dry.

Uses: A ground cover in and around Patios, Pathways,  Ponds, Pools, Borders

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3 Responses to “Irish Moss”

  • Is the Irish Moss available wholesale; if so lot size?

  • sheila:

    I am looking for Irish moss and other groundcovers — zone 4 — creeping phlox and/or thyme. For rock garden and also for area around fountain. What do you have? I also like sedums (for NorthEast, columbia county, just southeast of Albany, NY)>

  • jason:


    Thanks for commenting and sorry for the delay in getting back to you. Try going to and searching for a garden center near your zip code that carries Stepables. Their should be one nearby that will be able to help you out.

    Thanks again,


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