- Carpet Moss Carpet Moss-Mnium hornum Hardy Planting Zones- N.America Sun or Shade – Full Shade Mature Height - 1"-2" Mature Width- groundcover Bloom Season – n/a Gardener Status- Beginner
Carpet Moss – Hypnum curvifolium. Carpet Moss is an ideal groundcover for landscaping needs. It produces a dense, green “carpet”, which helps to prevent soil erosion and acts as a land beautifier. It is one of the 20 Hypnum species in the United States and it grows well in moist climate areas, as well as near forested areas. It is an ideal accessory to compliment flower arrangements, and it has serrated-type stalks. This plant produces both sexually and asexually, making it versatile in nature. In addition to growing over soil, it will also grow over rocks, and fallen or decayed wood.
Carpet Moss is a moss that looks just like carpet. Carpet moss growing moss that bears a resemblance to carpet used in many homes. This moss as tall as an inch high with a very shaggy appearance. Carpet grow in large clumps but can grow in sheets. Carpet Moss is low maintenance but has specific areas to grow and can’t grow outside of those areas. This plant can grow on most soils and even some rocks and wood as it remains shaded and moist. Carpet Moss has shallow roots and cannot be damaged by walking on it.
Carpet Moss is a fast grower. Carpet moss is a large grower and most often found growing on the bottom of lakes, streams and water beds. They are most commonly found under trees and in shady areas. This moss can have a bright green color to it but as it ages it will turn a dark brown. The edges of the leaves are serrated and look parallel to each other as they grow. This moss can reproduce with both a male/female or by itself. Carpet moss gets its name because it closely looks similar to carpet. Carpet Moss is small, green, soft and bushy. The carpet moss resembles the old timely shag carpet because of the way it fluffs. This moss grows in clumps and has shallow roots. It grows low to the ground and does not require any maintenance once it's planted. The carpet moss is low lying so that it covers an area in no time with its fast-growing, spreading shag.
Covers any area fast and quickly