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Irish moss

Sagina subulata

Irish moss is part of the Sagina genus. Its scientific name is Sagina subulata. It grows mainly as a Perennial, so it will last at least up to several years in its native climate. Irish moss normally grows to a ground covering habit.

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How to grow Irish moss

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Growing Irish moss from seed

Transplanting Irish moss

Common Irish moss problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Irish moss plants:

Other names for Irish moss


Sagina subulata (Sw.) C. Presl

Irish moss care instructions

How long does Irish moss take to grow?

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Popular varieties of Irish moss

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