How to use Sphagnum in a sentence
In other cases they are planted in open baskets of wood or wire, using the porous peat and sphagnum compost.
The timber resources of Alaska are untouched 2 280 species of mosses proper, of which 46 were new to science, and 16 varieties of peat moss (Sphagnum) were listed by the Harriman expedition; and 74 species or varieties of ferns.
Across the road from the highest point of the mountain, a narrow footpath leads down into a small sphagnum moss bog.
Plants include mosses eg Sphagnum, cotton grass, purple moor grass, cranberry, marsh cinquefoil, marsh violet and round leaved sundew.
The vegetation is a relatively uniform area of S27 Carex rostrata Potentilla palustris tall-herb fen in which Sphagnum is found locally.Advertisement
Sphagnum mosses are the main vegetation, often forming hummocks which are raised half a meter above the main surface.
Despite some burning in the past, the surface has an extremely high Sphagnum moss cover and a notable Sphagnum moss hummock development.
Additionally, there are transitions to areas of M21 Narthecium ossifragum Sphagnum papillosum valley mire.
Next, add a thin cover of sphagnum moss, which will prevent the soil from sifting down to the drainage layer.
In the wettest reaches of Bodmin moor, sphagnum or bog moss can be found.Advertisement
Make a propagating compost from three parts sphagnum moss peat to one part perlite, sieved bark or acid sand.
Species include bottle sedge, common cotton sedge, devil's-bit scabious and marsh violet growing over layers of Sphagnum mosses and brown mosses.
The bog surface is permanently wet and supports a dense and diverse cover of sphagnum bog-mosses including the rare hummock forming moss Sphagnum imbricatum.
These bogs are generally rich in the bog-mosses sphagnum capillifolium and S. papillosum.
Conditions are locally acidic and this has encouraged the recent growth of a few tussocks of Bog Moss Sphagnum sp.Advertisement
Sphagnum moss peat (enough to fill the other half).
The bog surface is permanently wet and supports a dense and diverse cover of Sphagnum bog-mosses including the rare hummock forming moss Sphagnum imbricatum.
Sphagnum fuscum hummocks are present, and Calluna vulgaris and Erica tetralix are common.
These bogs are generally rich in the bog-mosses Sphagnum capillifolium and S. papillosum.
Each plant bears a bright rose-purple flower that shows well on its bed of Sphagnum, Cranberry, and Sedge.Advertisement
A shady moist spot with a northern exposure is best, and the soil should be a mixture of well-rotted manure and Sphagnum.
It is less trouble out of doors than under glass; indeed, it only requires a moderately wet bog in a light spongy soil of fibrous peat and chopped Sphagnum Moss.
Small pots, with a little bit of dry Sphagnum Moss inside, inverted on the tops of stakes, also form good traps.
It is a good plant for the bog garden or for damp spots in the rock garden, in an open and fully-exposed position with the choicer bog plants, in fibrous peat well mixed with Sphagnum Moss, which is common in marshy places.
In a bog on a very small scale it is not easy to secure the humid atmosphere they have at home, but they will grow wherever Sphagnum grows.Advertisement
Gardeners often dispense with the pot, using sphagnum moss and leaf-mould only when propagating indiarubber plants, perpetual carnations, dracaenas, &c.
For most of these the lightest spongy but sweet turfy peat must be used, this being packed lightly about the roots, and built up above the pot-rim, or in some cases freely mixed before use with chopped sphagnum moss and small pieces of broken pots or nodules of charcoal.
For potting or basketing purposes, or for plants requiring blockculture, the materials used are light fibrous peat, special leaf-mould, osmunda or polypodium fibre and living sphagnum moss, which supply free drainage for the copious supply of water required.