Fern Moss - Thuidium Delecatulum

$75.00 (5 sq. ft)

Larger quantities are eligible for discounted pricing
25 to 45 square feet receive a 15% discount ($12.75 sq.ft.)
50 to 95 square feet receive a 20% discount ($12.00 sq.ft.)
100+ square feet receive a 25% discount ($11.25 sq.ft.)

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Quick Overview

Thuidium delecatulum, sometimes referred to as fern moss, is a very versatile and adaptable species. It thrives and spreads quickly with ample moisture but capable of withstanding drought once established. Thuidium delecatulum can be grown onto stone surfaces, concrete wood or soil. An excellent choice for creating a moss lawn, accenting a water feature or as a living mulch.

  • Full shade to part sun

  • Needs regular moisture for establishment - drought tolerant afterwards.

  • Strong woven branching makes for a durable walkable moss lawn.

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  • Partial sun to full shade
  • Clear the area of debris and weeds
  • Smooth soil as much as possible
  • Lightly wet both soil and bottom of moss
  • Press moss firmly into place on soil and water thoroughly
  • Step on moss to ensure good contact with soil (especially on edges)
  • Follow watering recommendations

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For best results

  • 1-3 months - Water lightly (3-4 minutes) and frequently (2-3 times daily during daylight hours)
  • 3-12 months - continue watering regimen if you want moss to spread and become thicker
  • Moss is very drought tolerant once established (3-6 months)

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  • Thuidium prefers partial sun to full shade

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  • Partial sun to full shade moss lawn
  • Between Stepping stones
  • Flagstone patios
  • Living mulch