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Rock Cap Moss - (Dicranum)
Rock Cap moss is typically found growing atop rocks and boulders in the wild. This dense, medium to dark-green moss transplants extremely well into shady areas and onto rocks or soil. For even more information about rock garden plants please view the information below.
Important: Rock Cap mosses grow in more deeply shaded areas, and are prone to "sun burning" (turning a brownish yellow) following transplanting if they are relocated to an area that receives direct sunlight for periods of more than just a few minutes. They are particularly vulnerable during early spring and late fall before tree leaves have flushed or after they have fallen. Grow this moss in deeper shade and transplant when leaves are on the trees.
Rock Cap Moss is shipped:
Note: Moss Acres strongly recommends using it's Protective Mesh Netting when establishing Rock Cap Moss with slurry or "Hydro-Mossing" techniques. This material keeps birds and squirrels out, and keeps leaves and debris from accumulating and smothering tiny moss plants.
Available in several clumps (1" high) totaling 5 square
feet (we will ship clumps in various
Shipping via UPS
Ground ($9 for 5 sq. ft, $19 for 15 sq. ft, $29
for 50 sq. ft ).
During warmer months, upgraded UPS 2nd day air shipments
may be required for select customers based on location.
Should upgraded shipping be required, you will be contacted
by a Moss Acres representative.
By grinding Rock Cap moss into ¼” - ½” fragments, two things happen:
1) The amount of coverage area is increased 3x – 4x
2) The mechanical breaking apart of dry moss signals each fragment of moss to prepare to enter a growth phase.
These fragments are ideal for large projects where an instant solid carpet of moss is not as important as cost-effectively covering a larger area. Green Roofs and expansive woodland moss “lawns” are two prime examples.
It is very important that moss fragments receive regular watering (misting ideal) for the first three months following inoculation. A small amount of H20 Retention Gel is suggested, particularly if the area will be challenging to water. Detailed directions are included with each shipment.
|Ground Rock Cap Moss
“inoculates” approx. 150 – 200 sq. feet*
|$375 ea. + shipping
||Add to cart
* Coverage depends on broadcast rate – 25% to 33%
Rock Garden Plants
moss, along with our other varieties of rock garden plants,
are perfect for creating a beautiful atmosphere with a
rock garden. Rock garden plants like rock cap moss have
been used in this way for a great many years. In fact,
rock gardens have been utilizing the calming abilities
of moss for centuries; the United States, however, has
only recently begun to truly realize the loveliness these
plants have to offer. This green, lush plant is like no
other; capable of surviving the harshest of conditions,
it is extremely easy to grow and maintain, and lasts all
year long! It really is the most beautiful evergreen groundcover.
Rock garden plants like moss have been used in rock gardens
for centuries, and now, with of Moss Acres, you can also
experience the breathtaking beauty of moss gardens. Click
here to learn about all of our other rock garden plants
rock gardens have utilized rock cap moss and other mosses
to create a serene, spiritual environment. Rock garden
plants are a crucial element in Japanese rock garden design,
for example, and date back to ancient Japanese culture.
In Japan, each element of the rock garden is symbolic – stones
represent mountains, sand represents water, and the moss
and other rock garden plants have been known to represent
islands. The moss and stone are organized into groups and
positioned in the sand; often times they represent real-life
surroundings. Using a highly stylized method, designers
of Japanese rock gardens seek to duplicate the tranquility of nature,
and, through meditation, take the viewer of the rock garden to a tranquil
place. When one witnesses a Japanese rock garden, it is very easy to see
why moss is used in this way. The calm, vibrant green plants create a
beautiful atmosphere, and are able to connect anyone to nature through
However, you don’t have
to travel as far as Japan to experience the beauty of a
Japanese rock garden, since Moss Acres can provide you
with all the moss (and other rock garden plants) that you’ll ever
need to create your very own Japanese rock garden right
in your backyard. There is a reason that our clients keep
coming back to us for their moss and rock garden plants
and we invite you to find out for yourself. Click
learn more about our rock garden plants.
Since there are other shade garden plants that could be
used in rock gardens, it might seem difficult to choose
which is best for your situation. But if you’re
looking for a soothing, peaceful atmosphere, capable of
perfectly echoing traditional Japanese rock gardens, rock
cap moss and our other beautiful varieties are the perfect
choice. If you have any questions
about our rock garden plants or any of the moss products
available on Moss Acres please make sure to contact
us and a friendly staff member will assist you.