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Irish Moss

Sagina subulata

Perennial forms a dense carpet of mossy foliage. Petite, white flowers blooms sporadically throughout the summer. Great in between stepping stones, terrariums and fairy gardens.

Plant with Scotch Moss


  • Landscape Size: 1"-2" tall, width varies
  • Light Requirement: Partial to Full Shade
  • Water Needs: Moderate
  • USDA Zone: 4a
  • Growth Habit: Trailing
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • Attributes: Deer Resistant

These characteristics apply to the greater Sacramento area and nearby regions. 

Live outside of our area? Please check with your local cooperative extension for the best growing practices in your neck of the woods.

Visit: UC Cooperative Extension Offices

Visit: National County Extension Offices

Green Thumb Guide

Prefers enriched soils with good drainage. Tolerates moderate foot traffic. Space plants 9"-12" apart.



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