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Sagina subulata Aurea
  • Sagina subulata Aurea is perfect for planting between stepping stones
  • Sagina subulata Aurea has small white flowers in the spring
  • Scotch Moss is a fast growing shade groundcover
  • Sagina subulata Aurea is lighter green than Irish Moss
  • Scotch Moss grows well in containers

Sagina subulata Aurea

Textured and soft groundcover with yellow moss-like foliage only 1" tall!
Item: #SAGSA1Q
ZONE 4,5,6,7,8,9
As low as $12.19
  • 1" tall moss-like ground cover for shade
  • Spreads rapidly to form a 15"+, soft yellow, evergreen mat
  • Perfect for edging pathways & between stepping stones
  • Thrives in part shade
  • Ship size: Jumbo 1 Quart
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Sagina subulata Aurea Description

One of our favorite moss-like ground covers for the shade to part shade garden! This yellow foliage version of Irish Moss quickly grows to form a mat just 1" tall and 15" wide.

The soft, cushiony, yellow mat is covered with 100's of tiny white flowers in spring.

This fast-growing shade ground cover is perfect for edging pathways, and planting in between stepping stones.

Plants grow best in part shade or filtered sun, and benefit from watering during prolonged dry spells.

Great for planting at the base of hardy ferns, hostas, hydrangeas, hellebores, & other shade plants.

Special features: Cold hardy, Deer resistant, Easy care, Fast growing, Tolerates foot traffic

Quick Facts

  • Botanical name:
    Sagina subulata 'Aurea'
  • Common name:
    Scotch moss
  • Zone:
  • Sun exposure:
    Shade-part shade
  • Delivery:
    See schedule
  • Ship form:
    1 quart
  • Soil type:
  • Soil moisture:
    Average, Moist
  • Height x width:
    1" x 15"
  • Flower color:
  • Foliage color:
  • Bloom season:
  • Uses:
    Alpine & rock, Container gardening, Edging, Ground cover, Naturalizing, Rock garden, Small spaces, Under planting
  • Cannot ship to:
    AK, HI
  • Patent #: None



Soil: Prefers evenly moist, compost-rich soil. Likes a lot of moisture, but not wet feet. Dislikes both drought and soggy wet soils.
Light: Full sun to part shade. This plant is happiest when it receives cool sunlight, NOT hot afternoon sun. May need to be protected from hot afternoon sun in the south. May turn brown during summer's hottest days, but greens up again as temperatures fall in autumn.
Water: Needs regular watering, but should not have soggy roots.
Spacing: 6"- 12"
Fertilizing: Annual application of fertilizer in early spring of a slow-release fertilizer or a general purpose garden fertilizer with a ratio such as 16-8-8. Use the fertilizer according to the directions on the label. Always water deeply immediately after applying fertilizer, as the fertilizer may burn the plant's roots.
Winterizing: For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new spring growth emerges.
Maintenance & pruning: Easily divided in early spring or fall, by ripping up the clump into smaller pieces. In hot, humid summer regions sometimes melts out, and becomes unattractive in mid summer, usually reviving in the fall.