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- Rock Cap Moss-Dicranum polysetum Hardy Planting Zones- 1-10 Sun or Shade – Shade Mature Height - 2-5" Mature Width- groundcover Bloom Season – n/a Gardener Status- Beginner
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Rock cap moss is often found growing naturally on top of rocks and boulders.
As a small flowerless plant, the rock cap moss can grow just about anywhere with care, wet spots like on river banks and near lakes with many trees nearby.This dense moss is a medium to dark green color. A rock moss plant is comprised of a stem with single-celled leaves. Nutrients and water are delivered through the leaves, stems or vascular tissue.Fortunately for gardeners and landscapers, rock cap moss can be moved quickly onto garden rocks, shady spots, and soil.Rock cap moss enjoys the shade and should be transplanted in the summer when leaves are thick, and tone is deep for best results.
Individuals looking to cover a large area with moss cost-effectively may want to consider pre-ground moss, which allows greater coverage with less product.
Applications for this variety include green roofs and moss lawns. Regular light watering or misting should be done for several months to encourage early growth.Gardeners may consider using a protective netting while establishing their moss to protect their young moss from birds, small animals, fallen leaves or other landscape debris. This will encourage thick and rapid growth over the season.Seen as a soft, fur-like covering, rock cap moss is a beautiful addition to any rock garden. This hardy moss survives harsh conditions and grows year-round, providing texture and color to the landscape. In Japanese culture, rock cap moss is believed to add peaceful serenity to a garden or landscape.
Rock Cap Moss