Irish Moss - Sagina subulata seeds

Irish Moss (Sagina Subulata) Seeds

Sagina subulata (Irish Moss) is a wonderful plant and arguably one of the most beautiful ground covers.

Sagina subulata, Irish moss

Its seed however is so tiny it makes it really difficult to divide up and distribute into germination pods. Even the lightest breeze can blow these seeds away, I even had to be careful with my breathing.

Irish Moss - Sagina subulata seeds

One sneeze and game over.

After a questionably successful attempt to split seeds up into separate pots (I ended up with some pots with well over 20 seeds) I decided my next batch will be simply mixed through a seed raising mix and spread out in a germination tray. Once they pop out I might split them up and migrate into pots. Will see how that goes and will report back here on the blog.

Photo Update: 23 August 2017

Sagina subulata (Irish Moss)

Sagina subulata (Irish Moss)

Sagina subulata (Irish Moss)

 

2 thoughts on “Irish Moss (Sagina Subulata) Seeds”

  1. Hi Dan, such an interesting topic, thanks for sharing your experiments! so did you have any luck germinating from seeds? How long did they take to germinate?

  2. Hi Isabelle, it took about 6 weeks, unfortunately it dried out in harsh sun while I was away on a trip. This is most definitely a shade-only plant, especially here in Queensland.

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