Mood Moss - Dicranum Scoparium

$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

Dicranum scoparium is usually labeled as mood moss for it's distinctive appearance that changes with moisture. Dry, it appears wispy and irregular, moist it appears fluffy with a verdantly directional texture suggestive of a mood. Strictly for dry shade applications, mood moss will take to soil, stone or wood substrates equally. Establishment will take longer (6 months or more) than our another mosses but watering requirements are lessened and their mounding fluffy appearance is truly magical. Not suited for regular foot traffic.

  • Full shade to part shade

  • Needs minimal moisture for establishment - extremely drought tolerant once established

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  • 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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  • Dicranum prefers full shade
    direct sun exposure can burn dicranum mosses

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  • Shade to heavy shade
  • Living mulch
  • Accent for stone or plantings