Irish moss...???

LullabyF360January 29, 2013

Between our (almost finished) porch & the driveway there is a sizable gap that I have been filling with flowers, shrubs, ornamental grasses, & even wormwood--despite all the strange looks & criticism when I mention the herb. However, there is still a lot of space. Bored, one day, I was browsing amazon.com for some inspiration on what I could fill in the gaps with. I came cross irish moss and creeping thyme. I am leaning more towards the irish moss. From pictures I have seen, I like how it looks, but I would you like some advice first before I buy anything. Is it easy to grow? Is it invasive--will it interfere with my other plants? Would it creep into my driveway (it's gravel)? Does it spread very fast? Any other topics I might need to know are welcome :)

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gardengal48

Irish moss isn't really a moss - likes a lot of sun, fairly good soil and adequate moisture. Not invasive at all and doubtful it will spread into a gravel drive. it does develop "lumps" - undulations in its growth habit that keeps it from becoming flat and boring :-)

Research Sagina subulata for specific details.

    Bookmark   February 19, 2013 at 5:19PM
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LullabyF360

Sun won't be a problem :) I am still looking for options as as ground cover. My husband is leaning towards pea gravel or white rock.

    Bookmark   February 19, 2013 at 8:38PM
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