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Green Irish Moss (Sagina)

Sagina subulata
SKU: HC018199
per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
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Sagina subulata (Green Irish Moss) adds a carpet of lush green to the waterwise landscape with ground-hugging deep green foliage. Easy-to-grow and evergreen, this is a great choice for rock gardens, and it’s especially beautiful growing between rocks and flagstones on a path or wall. It can tolerate occasional foot traffic, so it is a good lawn replacement in cooler climates. Delicate star-shaped white flowers appear in spring, hovering over the green.
key features
Botanical Name
Sagina subulata
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Groundcover, Easy To Grow, Low Maintenance, Evergreen, Mass Plantings, Container Planting, Small Spaces, Rock Gardens
Soil Moisture
Waterwise, Average
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Mature Height
1" tall
Bloom Time


Sagina subulata (Green Irish Moss) is a lush deep green groundcover with dense evergreen tidy foliage. Lovely white flowers give way to tiny brown oblong seedpods. A full sun to part shade location and evenly moist, well-drained soils will keep this species happy. It is easy to spread by division in early spring or fall. Native to western and central Europe, Irish Moss is found growing among rocks and slopes.