Selaginella 'Aurea'

Selaginella kraussiana ‘Aurea’

Golden clubmoss

  • Botanical name: Selaginella kraussiana 'Aurea'
  • Common name: Golden clubmoss
  • Family: Selaginellaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Evergreen
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Clubmoss, Selaginella kraussiana, forms a low creeping mat of small, feathery leaves. It’s perfect for using as ground cover between paving stones, in the rock garden or even container. It also makes a good specimen for a terrarium.


Golden clubmoss, Selaginella kraussiana ‘Aurea’ forms a neat carpet of particularly yellow-green leaves, which works well with contrasting greens and other colours. For best results grow in rich, moist to wet soil in shade. Not fully hardy, it’s a good idea to overwinter some of your clubmoss indoors. New plants can easily be propagated from old stems (often the tips develop roots while still attached to the plant). 

How to grow Selaginella 'Aurea'

  • Plant size

    10cm height

    50cm spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, east facing

  • Position in border


  • Sun exposure: Partial shade, full shade
  • Hardiness: Half hardy
  • Soil type: Clay / heavy / moist / boggy
  • Plant care: Needs regular watering in pots

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Take cuttings
Take cuttings

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Do not Take cuttings in December

Selaginella 'Aurea' and wildlife

Selaginella 'Aurea' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Selaginella 'Aurea' poisonous?

Selaginella 'Aurea' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People