Scotch Moss

Scotch Moss

Sagina subulata 'Aurea'

An extremely popular groundcover it features elegant, rich, neon-yellow, moss-like foliage forms a soft, cushy mat that works well along walkways and between stepping stones. Tiny luminous white flowers add to its beauty in early summer, and have a lovely light fragrance. Tolerates moderate foot traffic.

TYPE Perennial SUN Full Sun to Part Shade
HEIGHT 0.1 ft SOIL Moist
SPREAD 1 ft FLOWER Late Spring, White
ZONE 3 FRUIT No Fruit
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Latin Name: Sagina subulata 'Aurea'
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Growth Rate:

Medium growth rate

Foliage:

Bright neon-yellow foliage

Deer/Rabbit:

Deer resistant

Applications:

Used in edging or as a groundcover

Disease/Problems:

In hot, humid summers it can melt out and become unattractive in mid summer

Containers:

Great for planting in containers

Ornamental Features:

Blooms in late spring

Sun:

Plant in a full sun to part shade location

Drainage:

Requires average moist, well-drained conditions

Maintenance:

Low maintenance

Pruning:

Cut out brown patches in older mats - does not need to be mowed

Edible/Medicinal Uses:

May have herbal edible/medicinal uses but not widely known

Disclaimer:

DISCLAIMER: The information presented here regarding edible/herbal/medicinal uses is for informational purposes only. Always consult a physician or other qualified health professional prior to ingesting any plant not sold expressly for its edibility

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