Thuidium delicatulum, Fern Moss
Fern Moss is hardy
Fern moss is a evergreen moss that is known for its ability to grow on just about anything. Ground Fern Moss grows slowly but it will grow on most things including rock, wood, metal, and anything else. Ground fern moss needs shaded moist areas to grow effectively. This moss has signature stalks that rise from the base layer of the moss and have small leaves coming off of them. Ground Fern Moss is fairly low maintenance and may only need a dash of water during times of drought. Ground fern moss is a hardy plant that loves and thrives in full sun but is easily adaptable.
This fern looks similar to a fern because of its height but feels more like a moss because of its velvety touch. In the right growing conditions, soil type, sunlight and zone this fern can double its size in less than one year. Anything that this fern is planted near it will take on its look, rather it is a log, rock or path it can grow over it and cover it. Over time as the ground cover matures it can be broken apart and planted somewhere else, it is an easy transplanter. It makes for a great plant to be planted in between stepping stones because it grows low to the ground and barely needs any maintenance.
Ground Fern moss is a native moss that can be found almost everywhere in the US except for Antarctica
This moss is thick, dense and has small stalks which is home to many leaves. This moss looks good growing around walkways, paths, rocks and driveways. It also does well growing in rock gardens around water gardens, ponds or shady flower beds. This plant can withstand hardy winters and is easily adaptable. Ground fern moss is used in places where you need something growing fast because it can cover an area quickly.