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.
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...
Leucobryum glaucum Tray -- Shade or Sun
Called Pincushion Moss, Leucobryum glaucum mounds are deep to light green depending upon its moisture content. It grows on a variety of substrates including rich, acidic soils to barren, sandy locations. It gets tiny golden brown sporophytes during all seasons. Also, it sometimes is covered with fragmented white leaf tips during asexual reproduc...
Mixed Species Tray
Mosses are social. Often species grow together in the same colonies. Mountain Moss is now offering trays that contain different species intertwined with each other. The combination of species provides various textures and different shades of green (or maybe even golden overtones). Trays include a selection of compatible mosses appropriate for sh...
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
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 -- Currently out of stock -- Check back later
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
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
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...
Reindeer Moss- Lichen Tray
Reindeer Moss is actually a lichen, Cladonia rangiferina, not a bryophyte (moss). It makes a dramatic accent with its natural gray-greenish color in contrast with the brilliant greens of mosses or colorful flowers. Specimens range in size from 5-10”. Long-term sustainability is questionable; consider Reindeer Moss as an annual requiring periodic...
Rhodobryum ontariense Tray -- Shade -- Currently out of stock
Rhodobryum ontariense has been called Rose Moss (and there is another species named Rhodobryum roseum most often found in Europe). This beautiful moss resembles green flower blossoms in its hydrated state. The medium-green leaves form a rosette reminiscent of a tiny flower. The most important part about planting this moss is that it changes dram...
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
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...