Hedwigia Moss, Hedwidia Ciliata
Hedwigia Moss is a brilliant green groundcover that is exceptionally eco-friendly with minimal fuss. Property owners frequently purchase this easy-growing moss for "green" roofs and sustainable landscapes. The plant also conserves water because it barely needs any to survive to remain green, and it also controls soil erosion and even cuts down on air pollution around a home or business.
This particular moss features two very different appearances, depending on natural climate changes. For example, Hedwigia Moss is recognized by its lovely dark green lushness and long tendrils in an unusual texture and growth when soils are moist. During dry periods, the moss turns fibrous and brittle, still featuring a unique and striking appeal. Not to worry, the plant bounces back quickly upon re-hydration.
The moss from the Hedwigiaceae family is dependable and versatile and not picky about where it lays its form. It will grace rocks, boulders, asphalt and wooded areas and will be amenable to various soils, including clay, sandy or well-drained. The plant is also sturdy and can tolerate foot traffic. The plant's hardiness zones have been classified as North America USA as well as zones 3 - 9.
The dreadlocks-looking moss has an almost magical thing about it, and its lightweight features are robust. High winds cannot budge the moss growing on a roof.
When planting Hedwigia Moss, nursery experts recommend keeping the colonies facing in the same direction and layering them like you were placing shingles on a roof. When adorning boulders and other hardscapes, it's advised to create a soil pie mud mixture to the crevice where you desire the moss to grow.
Full sun to full shade, the plant isn't choosy about where you settle it.
Hedwigia Moss is purchased as a bare-root plant and shipped according to square foot orders. Moss experts advise keeping the plant moist and outside until it is ready for putting down.