DESCRIPTION: Scotch Moss's attractive tiny needle-like leaves emerge gold in spring, turning lime green in colour the rest of the year. It features tiny white star-shaped flowers at the ends of...
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DESCRIPTION: Scotch Moss's attractive tiny needle-like leaves emerge gold in spring, turning lime green in colour the rest of the year. It features tiny white star-shaped flowers at the ends of the stems from mid spring to mid summer. 

BOTANICAL NAME: Sagina subulata 'Aurea'
AVERAGE MATURE HEIGHT: 5 cm
AVERAGE MATURE SPREAD: 30 cm
SUN EXPOSURE: Partial sun to full shade
FLOWER COLOUR: White
FLOWERING TIME: Spring
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Chartreuse yellow - lime green
COLD HARDINESS: Zone 3 ( Should survive up to -39.9° Celsius )
WATER NEEDS: Average
OTHER FEATURES: Deer Resistant, Ground Cover, Hanging Baskets and Containers, Rock Garden, Low Maintenance

Landscape Attributes

Scotch Moss is an herbaceous evergreen perennial with a ground-hugging habit of growth. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and usually looks its best without pruning, although it will tolerate pruning. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration:

  • Spreading

Scotch Moss is recommended for the following landscape applications:

  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Scotch Moss will grow to be only 1 inch tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. Consider covering it with a thick layer of mulch in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. 

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