- ardy Planting Zones- 3-9 Sun or Shade – Partial Sun to Full Shade Mature Height - 2-28" Mature Width- 1-27" Bloom Season – n/a Gardener Status- Beginner
Cushion moss gets its name because it grows in soft, dense, spongy cushions.
Cushion moss does well in sandy soils and poor, acidic soils that are kept moist.
It grows anywhere in the world that’s cool, shaded and somewhat damp. The good news is that moss is a reasonably robust plant, and even if there’s a dry spell, it can be revived with some water.
Unlike other plants, moss doesn’t produce flowers but produces spores after a somewhat complicated reproductive process. It has neither roots nor vascular tissues and has to secure itself to the ground with filaments called rhizoids. Rhizoids allow the plant to be easily broken up and transplanted. Because it doesn’t have vascular tissue, moss has to get nutrients from the water.
How to Plant: Remove all other types of plant life from the area, dig in two inches of peat moss and drench until the field is muddy. Gently rinse the clump of cushion moss, then add it into the area. Press to remove any air pockets.
Shipped as a bare root plant. Cushion moss can be kept in the refrigerator or even the freezer until it’s ready to be planted.
Cushion Moss is a soft plant.