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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 Grab Bag

The only guarantee with our newest product is that you won’t know what you are getting until it arrives! We provide an assortment of TEN uniquely different shade-loving moss species and include a bonus – “reindeer moss” (actually a lichen) as part of the package. 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 For Sunny Areas

For years we have had requests from people with sunnier locations for sun loving mosses. We have been experimenting with them lately by shredding them and inoculating the fragments onto green roof soil media and onto mats with very favorable results. The challenges are these mosses are hard to obtain in quantity and we are just starting with propagation. We are however, for the first time making available mixed sun loving mosses in small quantities as inoculants for sunny green roof areas, walkways, and/or for broadcasting onto our moss mats More Info

Reindeer Moss

Reindeer "Moss" (cladonia species) is actually a lichen, and is gray-light green in color and forms pillow-like colonies of dense, branching ground cover. It grows in sandy soil. This plant is spongy and rubbery when moist, but becomes dry and brittle when dormant and will crunch if stepped on. More Info

Tree Apron Moss

New Moss Variety! This moss has the botanical name Anomodon attenuatus and is often found growing on the base of trees and on boulders in woodlands throughout the eastern half of the United States. This moss can grow on soil but seems to do best growing up on rocks and on the base of tree trunks. 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.