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Scotch Moss

Sagina subulata 'Aurea'

SKU
06239
Handsome, lush, chartreuse to yellow, moss-like foliage forms a soft mat that works well along walkways and between stepping stones. Tiny translucent white flowers add to its beauty in spring. Tolerates moderate foot traffic. An herbaceous perennial.
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LoreThe British Natural History Museum lists S. subulata as native to Scotland where it is known in English as Heath Pearlwort and in Gaelic as Mungan M'intich.
Average Size at MaturityModerate grower to 1 in. tall and 12 in. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorChartreuse
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseContainer, Edging, Groundcover
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsKeep soil lightly moist.

Thrives in average, well-drained soils. Takes sun in cool, coastal regions; best in bright shade, particularly in hot southern climates. Water regularly to maintain consistent moisture. As a groundcover, space plants 9-12 in. apart; closer for faster fill.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8

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