Hypnum, Sheet Moss
Sheet Moss looks good in the garden
Sheet Moss will look fantastic in a garden or around trees where other plants will not grow. The sheet moss will do great in well drained soils and prefers shaded areas but can also grow in partial sunlight. Sheet Moss is also known as Hypnum by the scientific name. Sheet Moss is a great ground cover for areas under trees and will look beautiful and have a bright green color. Sheet moss is the most common mosses because people have many memories running over this moss bare footed, they love the soft feeling under their feet. Sheet moss gets its name because it is most of the time sold in sheets.
Sheet moss is most of the time sold in craft stores in large sheets and used for model train sets, covering styrofoam balls, models, animals, etc. It is also commonly used in floral projects because it can be used to cover up the wire stems. In order to keep it alive all you need to do is spray it with a squirt bottle and keep it moist. Sheet moss is often used for filling in gaps in your water garden or natural area. They can grow and cover small areas.
Sheet Moss is also known as its scientific name of hypnum
There are over 14,000 different types of sheet moss and hypnum found growing. Moss is a common plant that many people just mow over or never pay attention to. The sheet moss is a low grower and can spread slowly across hard to grow shady areas where other plants may not grow. The moss is bright green and soft to the touch. The sheet moss can do well in zones 3-11 and can spread over shady areas covering them for an elegant look. This plant is a favorite among homeowners because it makes a great plant to walk over barefooted.