Sheet Moss

A versatile, low growing moss with a high transplant success rate. Our sheet mosses (primarily hypnum imponens) thrive in shade, but will also tolerate dappled sunlight (not extended direct afternoon sun). The color is medium green. This moss is available by the square foot or pre-ground. This moss can tolerate some foot traffic, and is the easiest to work with. More Info


Cushion Moss

Prefers sandy soil, likes shade, but can tolerate partial sun. This moss is a lighter green color with a silvery-white cast to it. It grows in a round cushion shape, and is shipped in clumps. More Info


Hair Cap Moss

Haircap moss has soil anchoring structures that closely resemble and function like roots. For this reason, we ship this species in clumps with a small amount of soil still attached. Haircap moss prefers medium shade to partial sun, and likes a well drained soil. More Info


Rock Cap Moss

Typically found growing atop rocks and boulders in the wild, this dense, medium to dark green moss transplants fairly well into shady areas either onto rocks, or in many locations, soil. This moss is offered by the clump or pre-ground. More Info


Moss Starter

- Moss Sampler Set which is a sampling of our four varieties of moss
- Moss Starter Kit which contains 5 sq.ft. of hypnum / fern moss More Info


Moss for Terrariums

Moss Acres offers a special kit containing three varieties of live moss for terrariums. For anyone considering starting their own indoor garden, a moss terrarium is ideal. More Info


Moss Mat

Grow Moss on our water absorbent, synthetic felt mats using our pre-ground moss or Moss Milkshake More Info


Moss Rocks

Moss Rocks are "grown" by nature at the Moss Acres location. The mosses growing on our rocks are a variety of shade loving species. They add a very rustic and three dimensional feeling to any moss garden. More Info


Moss Topiary

This was relatively simple to make: Just form any shape you desire from mesh chicken wire, stuff it tightly with sphagnum moss (water retention), and then smear on a thick layer of clay-based soil on the outside of the form (this acts as an adhesive for the moss). For the crocodile, sheets of fern moss were then attached over the entire frame and are watered regularly (preferably with rain water or filtered water) to keep the croc looking a lush and vibrant green.
To order Fern Moss to cover your topiary creation, click here More Info



Packaging & Shipping Techniques
Our moss is cultivated and harvested for shipment in three basic formats:

1) By the square foot: Hypnum / Fern Moss (technically the genus Hypnum) is "peeled" back from rock, log, and soil surfaces, dried (to prevent molding during storage) and then packaged in breathable cardboard boxes. The moss will be shipped dry most times of year but may be harvested damp and shipped immediately during wetter periods, particularly in the spring. Dry moss can be stored for long periods if kept dry, damp moss should be planted soon after delivery. Shipping for all moss products is typically by UPS ground. Irregularly shaped sections typically range in size from 6” x 12” to as large as 18” x 24”.

2) By the clump: Cushion moss and Rock Cap Moss are harvested in clumps/cushions ranging in size from 3” – 8” diameter – these are also typically shipped dry, but may be damp during the spring. Hair Cap moss is unique in that it is harvested and shipped with a small amount of "soil on", and will typically dry out slightly and "shrivel" somewhat during shipment. A thorough soaking of all mosses will quickly re-hydrate the plants, amazingly restoring them to their lusty green color and fullness within minutes.

3) Pre-ground moss: Both Hypnum / Fern moss and Rock Cap moss can be purchased “pre-ground” as ¼” - ½” fragments for cost-effectively “inoculating” green roofs or for creating expansive woodland moss lawns on large areas of bare soil in shaded areas. After broadcasting, moss fragments must be kept moist until the moss fills in.

 


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