Irish Moss (Sagina subulata)
Other Names - Awl-Leaf Pearlwort, Heath Pearlworth, Corsican Pearlwort, Scotch Moss, Aurea Moss, Scots Moss, Karmnik ościsty.
Origins - Europe.
Type - Perennial (evergreen).
Hardiness (see References, below) - Zones 4-9.
Bloom - Spring, Summer.
Height - 3 in (7.5 cm).
Cultivation - Well drained neutral to acidic soils, in
either full, or partial Sun.
Propagation - By division.
Other - Belonging to the same family as Dianthus, and not a true moss, Sagina subulata's compact, dense growing habit makes many assume to be one. Irish Moss makes perfect ground
cover in most gardens. Easy to grow, and propagate. For golden foliage, try: Sagina subulata 'Aurea"
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