Moss Pink

Biological Name:

Moss-Pink – Phlox subulata

Natural Habitat:

Moss-Pink is a type of flowering plant that is native to North America. It can be found in open, rocky areas and along the edges of forests.


Moss-pink is a type of flowering plant that is commonly found in fields and other grassy areas. It is a member of the Caryophyllaceae family which also includes plants such as carnations and baby’s-breath. Moss-pink is an annual or perennial plant that produces small pink or white flowers and clusters of seeds. The plant is often used as a cover crop to improve soil health and suppress weeds. It is also known for its ability to tolerate a wide range of growing conditions including wet or dry soils. In some areas moss-pink is considered a weed because of its ability to invade cultivated areas and cause allergies and other health problems.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: What color is moss pink?
A: Moss pink, or creeping phlox (P. subulata), a low evergreen mat covered in early spring with blue, purple, pink, or white massed blooms, is native to sandy soil and rocky ledges in eastern North America.

Q: What color is moss color?
A: A pale greyish green color, like that of lichen.

Q: What color Is Moss rose?
A: Flowers come in white and a wide range of warm colors, including pink, peach, yellow, orange, red, fuchsia, magenta, lavender and purple.

Q: Are there different colors of moss?
A: Green, Medium Green, Spring Green, Pacific Green, Old Green, and Mint Green.

Q: What is a pale pink color called?
A: Baby pink. At right is displayed the color baby pink, a light shade of pink. The first recorded use of baby pink as a color name in English was in 1928.

Q: What color pink is Blossom?
A: Blossom Pink is a light, neutral, cosmetic orange with a sandy undertone. It is a perfect paint color to act as a backdrop for a modern, urban setting. Pair it with white or black trim for a beautiful result.

Q: Is there such a thing as pink moss?
A: Pink mosses are perennials originating in North America. Because the flowers are shaped similar to the Japanese cherry blossom (Sakura) and the plant grows over the ground like lawn grass (Shiba), it is called “Shibazakura”” in Japanese.”

Q: Why moss plants are restricted?
A: Bryophytes also need a moist environment to reproduce. Their flagellated sperm must swim through water to reach the egg. So mosses and liverworts are restricted to moist habitats.

Q: What is Rainbow moss?
A: The Peacock Fern (or Rainbow Moss) gets its name because of the metallic bluish-green shades that appear as it grows. It spills down and vines, making it a wonderful plant to hang or place on a shelf. They like low to bright indirect light and for their soil to be moist.

Q: What is Scarlet moss?
A: Scarlet Moss is a miniature / moss rose with intense medium red flowers that are a stark contrast to its abundant emerald green. Heavily mossed buds are a show by themselves. Some detect a cinnamon fragrance.

Q: What is glowing moss called?
A: Schistostega pennata, also called goblin gold, luminous moss or luminescent moss, is a moss known for its glowing appearance in dark places. It is the only member of the family Schistostegaceae.

Q: What is a female moss called?
A: From the tips of stems or branches develop the sex organs of the mosses. The female organs are known as archegonia (sing. archegonium) and are protected by a group of modified leaves known as the perichaetum (plural, perichaeta).

Q: How to grow pink Moss?
A: Growing moss pink: Grow in full sun to partial shade in a well-drained, even sandy, soil. Do not over-fertilize. After blooming has ceased, prune harshly (to 1 to 2 inches) to stimulate new growth. Propagating moss pink: By division, layering, or cuttings.

Q: Does moss need sun or shade?
A: Some mosses can survive in full sun, though most prefer shade. Moss can grow on any type of soil because their shallow roots simply hold the moss there without drawing nutrients from the soil. They get some nutrients from water, but mostly they make their own food through photosynthesis.

Q: How long does moss rose last?
A: Portulaca grandiflora Like clockwork, moss rose reaches full bloom at the same time each day. Moss Rose grows best at 18 – 24 °C / 64 – 75 °F. It will produce flowers in about 50 days after planting and may last up to 90 days.

Q: Is moss rose poisonous to humans?
A: Rose of Sharon, Primrose, Rosebay, Christmas Rose, Moss Rose, or Desert Rose can be poisonous to children and pets.

Q: Do moss rose come back every year?
A: Moss rose plants (Portulaca grandiflora) are popular flowering annual succulents that do not come back every year. Native to South America, these plants grow to be between 3 and 9 inches tall and spread to create a dense mat, making moss rose a good option for a succulent ground cover.

Q: Can moss rose live indoors?
A: Grow one of the most beautiful flowers in the world with zero effort. The Moss Rose will be a colorful additon to your home decor. Easy to grow in your Click & Grow indoor garden. Fresh aromatic flowers all-year-round.

Q: Does moss spread easy?
A: As moss absorbs water and makes nutrients by photosynthesis through its leaves and does not require to be rooted to survive therefore it is very easy for the plant to spread and grow in harsh conditions. It is equally as difficult to eradicate, as long as it has its two most important requirements, water and sunlight.

Q: What is Flower Moss?
A: Flowering moss is a common name for several plants and may refer to: Phlox stolonifera, native to the United States. Phlox subulata, native to the United States. Portulaca grandiflora, native to South America. Pyxidanthera barbulata, native to the United States.

Q: Is moss psychoactive?
A: Scientists from the University of Bern and ETH Zurich have, for the first time, investigated the pharmacological effects of a compound found in a rare moss called liverwort. The compound closely resembles that of THC, but exhibits less of a psychoactive effect with potentially better anti-inflammatory properties.

Q: Is moss rose poisonous to dogs?
A: The foliage is the most toxic, although it is suspected that all parts of the moss rose are poisonous. Drooling, muscle spasms, irregular heartbeat, and kidney damage are some of the common symptoms of moss rose poisoning in dogs.

Q: What does moss rose symbolize?
A: Moss Rose (Portulaca) Magical Meaning: Confession of Love.

About the author

Samuel is a gardening professional and enthusiast who has spent over 20 years advising homeowners and farm owners on weed identification, prevention and removal. He has an undergraduate degree in plant and soil science from Michigan State University.