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We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This provides superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.
Hardy Planting Zone- 3-9
Bloom Season - none
Bloom Color - none
Height at Maturity – 3 to 4 inches
Soil Type Preferred- high-moisture, low pH
Sun or Shade – partial shade
Ground fern moss is a fast-growing evergreen ground cover that is low to the ground.
If growing conditions are right, fern moss can double in surface area in less than a year but stays 3 to 4 inches high. It is a very versatile plant that can be found on every continent except Antarctica. It thrives in a variety of soil types and can also grow on stone, concrete, or wood. It is very adaptable when provided with adequate moisture. Fern moss can cover bare batches in lawns where grass will not grow well, such as under trees.
Ground fern moss can provide ground insulation and absorb water up to twenty times its weight
Once established the moss can endure some periods of drought. Leaves grow quickly and are usually dark yellow to dark green. They have either two or three collections of leaflets on the side of the stem. While very versatile, the ideal environment for this moss will be partial shade, have a moderate to high-moisture content soil with a low pH. It gets its name from its fernlike branches. It has curved, cylindrical spores that mature in late summer or early autumn.
Ground fern moss is ideal for planting on walkways or paths, between cobblestones or bricks, or as a background for topiary plants. Very few animals eat moss, because it doesn’t have many nutrients, but they will nibble it because it retains moisture. Animals also use moss as lining for their nests and bedding because it is soft. Because of its high moisture content, it also provides a valuable home for many types of invertebrates and concealment for ground-dwelling amphibians and reptiles.