I love to grow my own sheet moss at the farm and carry few to my own home garden. Wonderful looking carpet like mosses.
This looks great planted out in front of the cabin.
Helpful Gardening Tips
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.
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.
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.
Sheet Moss is a Favorite Highlight to other Plants.
While the landscaping uses for sheet moss are limited by the grower’s imagination, one favorite use is as a canvas to highlight flowering plants, especially low-growing species, scattered against such a dense groundcover. Another preferred practice is to let sheet moss stand alone in a moss garden by making the most of its ability to scale vertical objects and create a bright, three-dimensional display that topiary shrubs are hard-pressed to match.
This moss reveals its primitive heritage through the lack of an internal vascular system while reproducing via spores. Under a magnifying glass, sheet moss plants consist of layered rows of triangular leaves that increase in a vine-like manner. These tangled vines form mounds from one-half inch to four inches in height. Below, a collection of thread-like roots called rhizoids serve no other purpose than to secure the plant.
Growing Sheet Moss
Sheet moss is quickly grown in shady or semi-shady locations and likes dampness since it can’t store water. It’s adaptable to various soil conditions but prefers an acidic surface. The absence of capillaries allows mosses to handle significant downward compression without damage. However, their tiny anchor roots also make them vulnerable to horizontal forces, so be careful when walking on them.
There’s Always Room for Sheet Moss
Since sheet moss is such tiny flora, there’s bound to be a spot in the yard for it. In exchange for providing a home, sheet moss rewards the grower by radiating a brilliant green throughout winter and summer.