Sphagnum Moss

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We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This provides superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We guarantee your plants to be in excellent condition and arrive alive. If you have any problems with your order, please contact us via email (do not call us, email us with pictures) and state the problem and photos of the problem along with your order # to customerservice@tennesseewholesalenursery.com within 24 hours of order receival. No exceptions to this warranty so please, if you have any problems, we must receive an email within 24 hours of delivery.


Sphagnum Moss is a Soil Amendment, A Seed Sprouting Medium

 Most varieties are one to ten centimeters in height and grow tightly packed together as clumps or mats. It functions well as a soil amendment, a seed sprouting medium, and an attractive filler. Its unique ability to store several times its weight worth of water makes it a valuable soil additive to gardens and potted plants. The same properties of Sphagnum Moss that allow it to store water also make it an excellent acidifier, so it is a beautiful addition to the soil of acid-loving plants. Blueberries, in particular, thrive in soils rich in Sphagnum Moss. Also, its absorbent and acidic properties inhibit mold, bacteria, and fungi growth, making it an ideal medium for sprouting seeds and protecting plant roots. You can also use it to lighten, improve, and aerate heavy, clay-laden, or sandy soils. Sphagnum is an excellent filler between paving stones because it can grow and change its form to fill the spaces between the rocks. Sphagnum Moss is the primary component of hanging basket liners and has historically been used as a wound dressing, even as late as World War I. Propagation of Sphagnum Moss occurs through wind dispersal of spores, spread by separating the clumps and replanting. Given the proper conditions, Sphagnum Moss can spread to form a carpet across a garden, locking in nutrients and moisture while preventing weed growth. Sphagnum Moss grows best in a shaded area with plenty of water. Moisture is essential for Sphagnum Moss, though if it does dry out, it can come back if sufficient water is provided. It is a natural plant to grow as it needs minimal tending once established.

Sphagnum Moss can Grow and Change its Form to Fill Spaces between Rocks

Sphagnum moss is relatively ubiquitous; if you grow plants for any garden, you likely use some form of sphagnum moss. Sphagnum moss isn't the same thing as peat moss; however, understanding the properties and benefits of sphagnum means understanding the difference. Peat moss does start as sphagnum moss, mostly layered upon a layer of dead sphagnum over long periods. Once this happens, it becomes peat rather than sphagnum. Sphagnum moss can be used similarly but is often more desirable because it has a neutral pH level. This attribute means that it's possible to use it in a wider variety of gardens, growing a wider variety of plants. Spaghnum is famous because of its high density as well. The tightly-packed nature of the fibers allows it exceptional at supporting the weight of those more abundant, more massive planets. Studies done indicate this moss is strong enough to support large, enormous animals, so gardeners don't need to worry about sphagnum cracking under pressure.

Like many varieties in the moss family, sphagnum is exceptionally absorbent, readily able to take on and expel water. Dried out, it makes excellent fuel as well. The moss typically grows in abundance in pretty high areas in humidity and gets decent amounts of rain. Usually, the best areas for optimal growth are somewhat shaded. However, some varieties of sphagnum need full sunlight to thrive and grow properly.


In appearance, the leaves grow in tight tufts and are always found near the plant's stem no more than a few inches high at most. These leaves occasionally take on a slightly "toothy" shape as well. This moss comes in a relatively wide variety of colors from yellow, pink, brown, or red but is most commonly found with leaves of light green.

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