Scotch and Irish Moss
Evergreen, Ground covers, Perennials
Low evergreen plants carpet the ground creating a dense mat of mosslike foliage; small white flowers in late spring and summer. They are often used as lawn substitutes, between steppingstones, or for velvety green patches in rock gardens. Can be invasive; hard to eradicate in well-watered gardens. Providing good drainage is recommended.Arenaria montana
Grows to 2–4 in. high; weak stems up to 1 ft. long are usually covered with soft hairs. Leaves grayish green, 1/2–3/4 in. long. Good plant to let trail over rocks or tumble over a low wall.
Native to southern Europe and the Caucasus. Compact, leafy, aggressive, spreading by volunteer seedlin...
Native to Central Europe and Asia Minor. Grows to 3 ft. tall and spreads by underground stems of 2 ft....
Eastern U.S. native known in cultivation through its variety ‘Monte Cassino’, a familiar f...