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Plant Characteristics

Plant Type
  • Evergreen Perennial
Northern States Exposure
  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Part Shade
  • Full Shade
  • Dappled Shade
Southern States Exposure
  • Part Shade
  • Full Shade
  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Dappled Shade
  • Dwarf / Low Growing
Growth Rate
  • Medium
  • Slow
Flower Color
  • White
Foliage Color (Spring)
  • Green
Foliage Color (Summer)
  • Green
Foliage Color (Fall)
  • Green
Foliage Color (Winter)
  • Dark Green
Soil Moisture Needs
  • Average
  • Well Drained
  • Moist
Nature Attraction
  • Leafhopper Resistant
  • Deer Resistant
  • Bagworm Resistant
Seasons of Interest
  • Early Spring
  • Winter
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Fall
  • Late Spring / Early Summer
  • Year Round
  • Late Summer / Early Fall
Best Usages
  • Border Plant
  • Rock Gardens
  • Near Water Gardens or Ponds
  • Accent Plant
  • Groundcover
  • Under Power Lines
  • Mass Planting
  • Understory Planting
  • Erosion Control
Best Characteristics
  • Growth Habit
  • Foliage
Recommended Planting Time
  • Summer
  • Spring
Propagation Method
  • Cutting

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Sagina prefers moist, well drained sandy soil.Does not like hot sunny areas.

Interesting Notes

Plant between walkway paves, for a natural look.

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Sagina subulata

Buy Irish Moss online. Creeping, medium green foliage. Small white flowers in summer. Does best in cooler climates as it does not like heat. Works well in moist well drained walkway cracks
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Mature Height:

1 Inches

Mature Spread:

12 Inches

Hardiness Zone:


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Family: Caryophyllaceae · Common Name: Pearlwort

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