Hardy Planting Zone-Native to wetlands in the northern hemisphere, the sphagnum moss is a hardy plant. This species of moss typically grows in bogs or wetland areas. Add sphagnum peat moss to any plant's soil to enrich soil nutrient and water content.
Bloom Season -Sphagnum peat moss is typically available in early spring to buy. In nature, Sphagnum Moss will continue to grow over old-growth areas for hundreds of years.
Height at Maturity -Approximately 2-5 cm.
Soil Type Preferred- Sphagnum Peat Moss is added to problematic soils. It allows sandy soil to hold moisture and clay soil to drain better. The plant has a low pH level(4.0) and can amend the soil pH. Sphagnum peat moss can be added to soil to lower the pH levels for more acidic soil. It is recommended to be planted with plants with slightly acidic or acidic soils, such as strawberries.
Sun or Shade -Sphagnum peat moss is harvested as dead organic material. It is recommended to add to soils in gardens to amend soil content and other plant's life.
Sphagnum Peat Moss has a stringy texture in shades of green, grey, or brown.
This peat moss is used as a soil conditioner that enhances the soil's moisture content and holds nutrients. It is a partially decomposed remains of sphagnum moss.
Sphagnum moss is exceptionally spongy and will retain water long after the surrounding area has dried.
After hundreds of years, the sphagnum moss grows over old-growth moss it compresses and is considered peat moss. Sphagnum peat moss is added to garden beds, lawn areas, or planting pots. Another benefit of using sphagnum peat moss remains spongy and is capable of rehydrating easily. One application can remain in the soil for years, adding nutrients and water.