Sagina subulata 'Aurea' Scotch Moss



Sagina subulata 'Aurea' is a moss-like plant with tufts of tiny, slender stems that grow together to form a lush carpet of chartreuse green. Its tiny, white, fragrant flowers bloom in late spring. Also known as Scotch Moss, Sagina subulata 'Aurea' is nice in containers and fairy gardens as well as between stepping stones or used as a ground cover in small areas. This perennial is usually evergreen.

Sagina subulata 'Aurea' prefers bright shade and consistently moist soil. It will tolerate sun if given adequate moisture. It may become summer dormant in hot, humid areas. Scotch Moss can withstand heavy foot traffic. Space on 12" centers.


  • Common Names: Scotch Moss
  • Zones: 4-10
  • Light Requirements: Part Sun to Part Shade
  • Soil Preference: Moist to wet
  • Height at Maturity: 2
  • Width at Maturity: 12
  • Bloom Color: White/Cream
  • Bloom Time: Late spring to midsummer

Special Features

  • Attracts:
  • Tolerates:
  • Other Features: Container Plant. Evergreen.

Care and Growing Tips

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Shipping Info

 Spring 2023 shipping schedule:

Zones 9, 10: Starting Mon. March 20th
Zone 8: Starting Mon. March 27th
Zone 7: Starting Mon. April 3rd
Zone 6: Starting Mon. April 17th
Zone 5: Starting Mon. May 1st
Zones 2, 3, 4: Starting Mon. May 8th

If you'd like to receive your plants now, you can request it in the 'shipping requests' box on the order or email us. (Please note that we will not ship dormant plants, and we do not offer any sort of guarantee for plants overwintering.)

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Please note: Depending on the time of year, the foliage of the plants may be trimmed to fit into our shipping boxes. This could delay the flowering of the plant, but many perennials actually benefit from being cut back.

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