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Dicranum Mat

Product Description

Dicranum scoparium is a soft brilliant green moss species which grows in mounds and prefers acid soils or rock substrates. Usually it thrives best in shady locations. Called Mood Moss by many florists, Dicranum is known commonly in the scientific world as Windswept or Broom Moss because of the way the individual plants have leaves that curve. Although it can tolerate partial sun, it really prefers shade locations. Be careful of sun spots that occur in micro-habitats and cause center sections of colonies to “burn.” It does not tolerate wet feet or constant moisture. Pine trees provide great canopy cover and they preferred acidic pH. Rhizoids provide little connection to soil so consider this moss for aesthetic rather than environmental reasons.

Our beautiful moss mats roll out like a lush green carpet. Measuring 6 ft x 6 ft, totaling 36 square feet. The moss will be attached to a black landscaping fabric which serves as a weed barrier and provides additional moisture retention. Mats can be cut with scissors into creative shapes or geometric designs. To plant, mosses can be left on black fabric and rolled out as is, or moss colonies can be pulled off. Once removed, mosses can be planted as full colonies for complete coverage and instant gratification or cut up into fragments and scattered to fill in over time. Using the fragmentation planting method, you can cover more square footage but it will take several months to several years to achieve the solid green appeal. Note: The thicker the covering of moss fragments on the ground, the faster the growth. Water and walk on your newly planted mosses for best results.

The price of a mat is separate from shipping charge. Shipping costs range from $75-$200. Price varies on distance it needs to ship and final calculated weight. We do not ship overseas and please be aware that shipping to the west coast is very expensive. Please Contact Mossin' Annie to Discuss Shipping Arrangements

As an alternative to shipping, we invite you to come to our Mossery to personally select your mat. We are located in Brevard, NC, an hour south of Asheville, and are happy to welcome those who live in surrounding mountain towns or people planning a trip to the Western North Carolina mountains to our location at 100 Elks Club Rd. We are open to the public on Mondays from 1-5pm.

Custom mats are also available. If you wish to place a special order, please contact us. It can take up to six months for the mosses to attach. Please allow up to 6 months to propagate, or fully attach

Make sure to check moisture levels when your moss tray arrives. Fluff mosses with your hands. Rehydrate as needed and keep moist, but not soggy, until planted. If possible, stage your mosses outdoors until planting, rather than inside locations. Air conditioning or heat will dry out mosses quickly, and therefore require more attention to keep them fresh.

Since florists and crafters treat most mosses as dead elements, we discourage the purchase of our LIVE mosses for these types of floral or craft projects. We request that buyers keep our mosses alive and thriving in sustainable landscapes or containers that feature the beauty of live, green moss colonies.

 

$720.00

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