Each moss tray order is approximately 10 x 20” in size providing at least 1.25 sq. ft. of product. Substrate fabric is included providing easy installation for gardeners and landscapers, if desired. Hard plastic tray may not be included in the shipment, unless specifically requested by the customer.
All live mosses, lichens and native plants have either been rescued from high-impact locations or cultivated in our Mossery. We promote the use of these plants for LIVE moss projects and sustainable landscapes. Some mosses will come with soil attached while others, particularly prostrate-growing types and mounds, may have very little soil attached to their tiny rhizoids.
Mosses are shipped via Priority Mail through the US Postal Service. Most deliveries occur within 2-3 days. Mountain Moss will assume the costs of insuring your order. Please notify us if you encounter any issues or your delivery is lost.
You should expect your moss delivery within a week. We use somewhat unconventional packaging. For multiple trays in the same order, we may not include all trays but instead layer mosses on top of each other.
Climacium americanum Tray -- Shade or Sun -- Limited Availability
Climacium americanum is commonly called Tree Moss. It gets its name from the fact that it grows in colonies that appear like forests of little trees. Actually, upper canopy of tree moss is much larger than most all other mosses, about .75-1.5” in spread and a height of 1-3”. New growth will be deep green while older growth or colonies in too muc...
Entodon seductrix Tray -- Shade or Sun
Entodon seductrix might be called Shiny Sexy Moss. This shiny green moss grows prostrate and hugs surfaces in flat colonies. And, don't you think its second name sounds "sexy?" It attaches quickly to all types of surfaces from acidic soil to concrete substrates. It exhibits amazing fast-growing properties. A versatile moss, it is a good candidat...
Hedwigia ciliata Tray -- Shade or Sun
Hedwigia ciliata is named after the father of bryology, Johannes Hedwig. He might wonder at the common name of Dreadlock Moss. Or maybe be flattered that kids like to call it Hedwig Moss after the owl's name in Harry Potter books. This moss grows in loose colonies with the rhizoids grouped as a “foot” to attach it. It is deep, dark green with li...
Hylocomium brevistore Tray -- Shade/Partial Sun
The term “fluffy” is the most accurate description of Hylocomium brevistore. A light green shade, plants have a tendency to rise above the soil surface in loose organization even though it is a technically a sideways grower. A shade lover, Hylocomium tolerates some partial sunspots that may occur during the day. When dry, its color gets lighter ...
Hypnum imponens Tray -- Shade/Partial Sun
Hypnum species are referred to as common Log or Fern Mosses. It will grow on a variety of substrates including vertical surfaces. Its green color can range from brilliant to a darker, yellow-green state. It is a sideways growing moss species. Please note: Like Thuidium, this moss may have a transitional bright yellow stage. It grows in shade and...
Mnium hornum Tray -- Shade/Partial Shade-- Currently Out of Stock -- Check back later
Mnium hornum is characterized by its small oval leaves that cascade intricately along a single plant stem that doesn’t branch. It is a great option for wet and shady locations. In a feature section of your moss garden, it provides great contrasting colors and textures. Mnium hormun plants can grow ¾ of an inch to 2 inches tall. IMPORTANT – READ ...
Plagiomnium ciliare Tray -- Shade/Partial Shade -- Limited Availability
Plagiomnium ciliare has distinctively different looking males (flower-like shape) and females (frond shape). In this alluring species, one notices first the pedal-like aspect of the plant as its colonies sprawl out over the surface. Next, the transparency in its green leaves make it a fantastic option in any moss project. This species has a glow...
Platygerian repens Tray -- Shade/Partial Sun --BACK in STOCK
Talk about a sideways-growing, thin moss that adheres tightly to substrate surfaces – it’s Platygerian repens. It’s dark color when dry has prompted a common name of Dirty Green moss. However, when wet, it displays appealing green to the eye. This species offers a great option for flat moss lawns, green roofs, living walls and paver/stone applic...
Polytrichum commune Tray -- Shade or Sun -- Out of Stock -- Check Back Later
Polytrichum commune is one of the tallest mosses and definitely has the tallest sporophytes, Haircap Moss provides erosion control solutions holding the soil tightly in place. Plants are a deep green with dramatic changes in appearance based upon moisture content. Leaves will tightly curl around the stem when dry and within a minute will unfurl ...
Polytrichum juniperinum Tray -- Currently Out of Stock -- Check Back Later
Polytrichum juniperinum plants are smaller in diameter (skinnier) but almost as tall as Polytrichum commune. Like its counterpart provides erosion control solutions holding the soil tightly in place. Plants are a deep, blue-ish green (like juniper blue) with dramatic changes in appearance based upon moisture content. Leaves will tightly curl aro...
Shade Moss Deluxe Sampler Tray
Selected mosses that tolerate shade/partial sun are featured in this Shade Moss Deluxe Sampler Tray. You'll be pleased with this collection of various bryophyte types which may include: Dicranum, Climacium, Polytrichum, Hypnum, Hylocomium, Leucobryum, Thuidium and/or Entodon. Exceptional specimens may be in sporophytic state. Selection of specie...
Sphagnum palustre Tray -- Shade or Sun -- Limited Availability
Sphagnum mosses are commonly known as Peat Moss (its “dead” state), Sphagnums require more consistent or constant moisture or water sources. They make good groundcovers for waterfall surrounds, rain gardens or bog gardens. They feel soft and spongy to the touch. Many species of Sphagnums can grow in a range of climates. Color transitions may shi...