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Irish Moss
Scientific Name: Sagina subulata (Sw.) C. Presl
Synonym: Arenaria verna
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Irish Moss (Sagina  subulata) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 1-11,14-24,32-43

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Growth Habits: Perennial groundcover, up to 2 inches tall (5 cm)

Watering Needs: Regular water

Propagation: Division

Cultural Practices:
Check for cutworms, snails and slugs.

Blooming Habits:
Small white flowers in March to May

Fruiting Habits:

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