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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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Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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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, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Edging, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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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