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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 mosses grow much better in deeply shaded areas; they are easily burned and turn a brownish yellow.
Be careful not to plant rock moss in direct sunlight or areas that receive sunlight for long periods of time. They are weak in the late fall season and early spring. Rock moss must be watered heavily in the first three months of inoculation.
Rock Moss is also known as Chondra Crispis. It thrives best in hardy planting zones three to eleven.
The growth rate of this moss is approximately 1 foot per year. Rock moss is a prevalent moss because it can grow well along rocks and any area that it can grasp onto. This moss is kin to over 12,000 different kinds of mosses, but this moss is seen most frequently growing along nature trails, in thewoods or anywhere that large rocks found. Rocks believe it or not holds moisture, and wherever there seems to be moisture, the moss can grab onto and grow. This moss can grow slow. You can purchase ours already started, to take the work out of it for you. This moss has a dark green to vibrant green color and can change depending on the area that is planted; This type of moss has small shallow roots that can grow anywhere; it can put its feet into and grow. This moss can grow anywhere and be readily adaptable makes this moss a favorite. It would look great in a rock garden, near streams, or even in a terrarium. The great thing about rock moss is that after the rock moss plants; it can quickly grab onto surrounding rocks. It does not take much moss at all to achieve this as long as given its full potential. The moss can also contrast other plants all year long and make them stand out.
Rock Moss Ships As – Bareroot Plant