Sheet Moss - (Hypnum) - Ideal Shade Plants A versatile, low growing moss ⁄ shade plant with a high transplant success rate. Sheet Moss (Hypnum) thrives in shade, but will also tolerate partial sunlight but not direct afternoon sun (if you have a sunny area where you want moss to grow please check out our new "Sun Moss" products Hypnum or "feather" mosses are vibrant green shade plants with a medium green color. These unique shade plants are ideal as a ground cover between stepping stones, patio stones, or for any light to medium foot traffic area. Because of it's low growth habit, Hypnum is the ideal companion plant for highlighting low rowing plants such as evergreen ground covers and delicate native wildflowers. It is also the moss of choice for "moss lawns" or moss paths.