Sheet Moss - (Hypnum) - Ideal Shade Plants
A versatile, low growing moss ⁄ shade plant with a high transplant
success rate. Sheet Moss (Hypnum) thrives in shade, but will also tolerate
partial sunlight but not direct afternoon sun (if you have a sunny area where
you want moss to grow please check out our new
"Sun Moss" products
Hypnum or "feather" mosses are vibrant
green shade plants with a medium green color. These unique shade plants are
ideal as a ground cover between stepping stones, patio stones, or for any light
to medium foot traffic area. Because of it's low growth habit,
the ideal companion plant for highlighting low rowing plants such as evergreen
ground covers and delicate native wildflowers. It is also the moss of choice
for "moss lawns" or moss paths.
Click here to learn how to grow moss on a patio.
Fern Moss Shade Garden – Hypnum moss is "peeled"" back from rock and soil surfaces, available in somewhat irregularly shaped sections ranging
from 6" x 12" to as large as 18" x 24", and packaged in breathable boxes. Sheet Moss shade plants are available in two formats:
1) By the Square Foot - For an instant effect
For wetter areas, try our other variety of sheet moss,
Shipping via UPS Ground ($19 for 25 sq.ft., $29.95 for 50 sq.ft.) During warmer months, upgraded UPS 2nd day air shipments may be required for select customers based on location. Should upgraded shipping be required, you will be contacted by a Moss Acres representative.
By grinding Hypnum and other shade loving mosses into ¼” - ½” fragments, two things happen:
1) The amount of coverage area is increased 3x – 4x
2) The mechanical breaking apart of dry moss signals each fragment of moss to prepare to enter a growth phase.
These fragments are ideal for large projects where an instant solid carpet of moss is not as important as cost-effectively covering a larger area.
Green Roofs and expansive woodland moss “lawns” are two prime examples.
Ground Hypnum / Fern Moss
“inoculates” approx. 150 – 200 sq. feet*
$295 ea. + shipping
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* Coverage depends on broadcast rate – 25% to 33%
Note: It is very important that moss fragments receive regular watering (misting or fogging ideal) for the first three months following inoculation. Detailed directions are included with each shipment and/or inside each Moss Milkshake carton. This process can take up to 2-3 years to fill in completely, and is not always as reliable as transplanting hypnum / fern moss in larger sections – experimentation by doing small areas first for large projects is suggested.
New Formula! - Moss Milkshake™ Just mix with water – it will stick to most anything, including bare soil, stone, and weathered concrete. Our new formula can even be effective for adhering the mixture in a vertical position - but realize regular misting or fogging is essential for survival in most locations.
Note - A variety of shade-loving (we also now have a
sun-loving formula) moss species are dried, shredded, and then blended with a highly specialized, plant based tackifier, making for a very "gooey" mixture that retains moisture and holds the moss fragments in place while they begin to grow. All ingredients are packaged dry in a "milk"-shaped carton. Coverage rate is typically 10 -15 square feet or more.
Makes a really unique gift!
IMPORTANT: Because the small moss fragments contained in the Moss Milkshake can dry out quickly, this technique requires more frequent misting/sprinkling than does transplanting complete sections of moss. If you are unable to commit to frequent watering, then you are much better off ordering a
moss sampler or starter kit.