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Sagina are mat growing hardy perennials mosses that reach about 10 cm in height.

Sagina have lime green lance shaped leaves, and bloom in the summer carrying tiny white flowers.

Their size makes them a great plant for using in rock gardens, as ground cover, and for the gaps in dry stone walls.

Some common names for Sagina include Irish Moss and Pearlwort

  • Common Names: Pearlwort, Irish moss.
  • Life Cycle: Hardy perennial. Some annuals.
  • Height: Two to six inches (5—15 cm). Often prostrate.
  • Native: Northern hemisphere, Equatorial Africa.
  • Growing Region: Zones 5 to 9.
  • Flowers: Summer.
  • Flower Details: White. Tiny. Solitary, or as small determinate simple inflorescences (cymes).
  • Foliage: Herbaceous. Green, lime. Opposite. Lance-shaped. Whorled clusters.
  • Sow Outside: Cover seed. Start of spring - before the last frost, or towards the end of autumn.
  • Sow Inside: Germination time: two to four weeks. Temperature: 55°F (13°C). Seven or eight weeks before the expected last frost. Transplant outdoors following the last frost. Space at 2 to 8 inches (5—20 cm).
  • Requirements and care: Full sunlight or partial afternoon shade in hotter areas. Moist, sandy soil. Light soil, poor soil. Short-lasting perennial plant, replace regularly for best results. Propagate: by dividing in the spring in cooler areas or the autumn in warmer areas. Protect from aphids.
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  • Miscellaneous: Due to its small size Sagina subulata cv. Aurea (Scotch/Irish moss) makes a great plant to grown between cracks in paving stones

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