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Scotch Moss (Sagina)

Sagina subulata 'Aurea'
SKU: HC018198
per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
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Sagina subulata ‘Aurea’ (Scotch Moss) is a low-growing herbaceous perennial that creates a moss-like carpet of chartreuse foliage. It is low maintenance, thrives full sun or part shade, and can tolerate occasional foot traffic. In spring, tiny white star-shaped flowers add to its charm. This is an excellent choice along a path or in a rock garden where it can be enjoyed up close.
key features
Botanical Name
Sagina subulata 'Aurea'
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Groundcover, Easy To Grow, Low Maintenance, Evergreen, Mass Plantings, Container Planting, Small Spaces, Rock Gardens
Soil Moisture
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Mature Height
1" tall
Bloom Time


Sagina subulata ‘Aurea’ (Scotch Moss), is an herbaceous perennial that hugs the ground to create a soft carpet of bright lime green foliage, like a carpet of moss. Growing well in most soil types with good drainage, ‘Aurea’ thrives in a full sun to part shade location with moderate, consistent moisture. It’s a great choice to use between pavers, along a path, or as a groundcover. Plant it in a container for an elegant look; it provides a brilliant contrast to darker green plants. It’s a good choice for small spaces and for mass plantings, this evergreen perennial is versatile, low maintenance, and hardy. It is native to western and central Europe.