- Sheet Moss- Hypnum Hardy Zones- 3-11 Sun or Shade- Shade/Part Shade Mature Height- 6"-24" Mature Width- 4"-36" Bloom Season- Year round Gardener Status- Intermediate
Sheet Moss - Hypnum
Hypnum Moss, or Hypnum cupressiforme, is a common type of low-growing sheet moss and shade plant. It is a popular choice for many gardeners and landscapers because this facility is suitable for most hardiness zones and grows in some different habitats. Hypnum can thrive in just about any acidic environment and is even tolerant of polluted urban environments.
Since hypnotic mosses are shade plants, they do best when grown in shady areas but can also tolerate regions that have partial exposure to the sun. As long as there is no direct sun exposure, hypnotic mosses are extremely easy to grow and have a high transplant success rate. This makes it the ideal solution for anyone wanting a low maintenance ground cover for their outdoor space. Only watering or misting regularly is essential during the first few months after transplant.
Hypnotic mosses are versatile plants that can easily be integrated into the landscape. It is one of the lower growing mosses that reaches a length of only one to four inches, which makes it the ideal solution for covering areas exposed to foot traffic. This includes patio stones, pathways, and spaces between stepping stones. However, this type of moss is also great for covering large areas of ground to create what is known as a moss lawn. Adding to the versatility of Hypnum Moss is the fact that it can be grown on many types of surfaces, such as on tree stumps, walls, rocks, and soil.
Although Hypnum Moss does not flower, it is known for its vibrant green coloring. It is a medium shade of green, which means it contrasts with plants that have lighter or darker foliage. When planted in front of or around such facilities, this moss can be used as a way to highlight the other plants. The moss covering also protects the roots systems of companion plants and prevents soil erosion.