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Sagina subulata

Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Colobanthus subulatus
Description

Irish Moss is a groundcover with deep green moss-like leaves and tiny white daisy-like flowers.  It tolerates moderate foot traffic so would make a good lawn alternative planted along pathways or between stepping stones.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
'Aurea'
Tags:
#lawn alternative#stepping stones#pathways#foot traffic tolerant#HS302
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
'Aurea'
Tags:
#lawn alternative#stepping stones#pathways#foot traffic tolerant#HS302
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Sagina
    Species:
    subulata
    Family:
    Caryophyllaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    South America
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8b, 8a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Showy
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Daisy-like white flowers with an attractive fragrance bloom in the spring.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Lawn
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Asian Garden
    Cottage Garden
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Mass Planting
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Foot Traffic