Selaginella kraussiana 'Aurea'

Golden Spike Moss

Selaginella kraussiana ‘Gold Tips’

Semi-evergreen Groundcover

An unusual fern with whorls of bright yellow-green foliage that trails along the ground weaving amongst its plant partners. Evergreen in mild conditions. Thrives in moist, shady conditions with regular and even moisture. A good companion for ferns or other shade-lovers. Perfect for enclosed gardens, courtyard, and works great in terrariums.

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Growing Conditions

Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Exposure: Full Shade, Deep Shade, Morning Sun, Open Shade

Water Needs: Regular / Even

Soil: Rich


Size: 2 - 6 tall x 6 - 18 wide
Shape / Form: Low and Spreading
Foliage Texture: Fine
Foliage Quality: Fine

Features: Attractive Foliage

Foliage Color: Green, Chartreuse / Lime

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Matrix, Container, Edging, Groundcover, Indoor, Small Gardens
Special Situations: Courtyard / Urban Garden

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Three Seasons of Interest
Position / Role: ground hugger, continuity creator, matrix / mingler
Collections: eGardenGo Favorite

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: medium

Plant Combos