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Sagina subulata Scotch Moss


Sagina subulata 'Aurea'

Scotch Moss

Scotch Moss is one of our top work horses in the STEPABLES Creeping Perennial line! Bright golden tufts of slender stems grow together to form a lush carpet of gold moss on the ground. Scotch Moss has small, star-shaped, white flowers which engulf this creeping perennial ground cover in the spring. Ideal between rocks and stones and fantastic as a lawn substitute. Scotch Moss plant will brighten any dreary spot, but must have enough sunlight to keep compact.

This plant is happiest when it receives cool sunlight, NOT hot afternoon sun. 

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Garden Solutions
Part Shade   Part Sun Foot Traffic:
Bloom Time : Late Spring
Flower color : White
Foliage : Evergreen
Foliage Color : Gold
Growth Rate : Fast 12" Plus a year
Habit : Spreading
Irrigation : Hand Water,Auto
Plant Height : 1" - 2" (Low Grower with small flower)
Planting Area Environment : Low Water (Dry area little to no water),Normal (Rainfall under normal condition)
Seacrh Sun Exposure : Part Shade , Part Sun
Search Foot Traffic : Heavy
Soil : Peaty ,Clay ,Sandy ,Gravel ,Normal
Spread : Continuous
Zone: 4,5,6,7,8,9,10
This Plant Is Hardy Above: -30
Additional Features:
Heat Tolerant No
Pool Area Yes
Deer Resistant Yes
Humid Area No
Kid Traffic Yes
Scented No
Dog Traffic Yes
Butterfly Friendly Yes
Attracts Bees No
Fire Resistant No
Erosion Control No
Attract Hummingbirds No
Attract Butterflies No
Attract Bees No
Deer Resistant Yes
Rabbit Resistant Yes
Additional Comment:
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Gardening Tips from Fran

Sagina subulata Aurea is a stunning plant to use in your landscape. It will highlight any dreary area you have and brighten it up. Scotch Moss can bunch up and mogul over time between stones. Walk on your Scotch Moss as much as possible to keep your plant tight to the ground. 
Fairy gardeners! This plant is perfect for you!
Got Containers? Yep! It's a winner in containers too! 

This STEPABLE Creeping Perennial will need more shade in Southern US States and more sun in Northern US states.

This plant is happiest when it receives cool sunlight, NOT hot afternoon sun. 

-Fran White,
 aka ‘The STEPABLES Lady

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