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Sagina subulata 'Aurea'

Common Name:
Scotch Moss, Golden Pearlwort
Plant Type:
Sun to Part Sun
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Bloom Time:
Season Long
Garden Height:
1-2 Inches
Garden Spread:
6-12 Inches
  • An easy, very low-growing groundcover with bright golden foliage
  • Miniscule white flowers may be enjoyed under low magnification
  • Great between stepping stones, amongst rocks, or in a potted topiary

Scotch Moss has a nice soft texture making it a great choice for areas with moderate foot traffic. It has tiny white flowers that cover the foliage in late spring through summer. The foliage is an almost neon-yellow color and is very small. It forms a dense mat that spreads quickly and easily. Great under other plants in containers, or an excellent ground cover that is low maintenance and deer resistant. Probably the smallest plant we grow!

Uses: Cottage Gardens, Groundcover, Paths, Rock Gardens
Critter Resistance: Deer
Notable Features: Evergreen in mild climates; Withstands some foot traffic
Growth Habit: Spreading

Homeowner Growing Tips: Grow in full sun to dappled shade in the North; in hot Southern climates, provide afternoon shade or light shade all day. Prefers moist, well-drained soil. Avoid hot, dry conditions. Plant 6" - 10" apart, or closer to fill in faster. Will spread by creeping, as well as by seed. May look ragged in the heat of summer, but will revive as temperatures cool in autumn.

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