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Soleirolia soleirolii ‘Aurea’


Soleirolia soleirolii ‘Aurea’ known as golden baby’s tears has golden evergreen leaves in lush moss-like mats.

Soleirolia soleirolii ‘Aurea’ is a vigorous, dwarf, creeping ground cover commonly known as golden baby’s tears. It offers dainty, brightly coloured, golden yellow, evergreen foliage on translucent, faintly tinted branching stems. Allow it to naturalize into a lush mat like a golden moss. Tiny, tubular, pinkish white flowers appear in summer. Hardy in shady sites in coastal BC (leaves will burn in hot afternoon sun), it also makes a great house plant for terrariums, hanging baskets, or to grow at the base of larger plants.

Common Name: Baby’s Tears

Family: Urticaceae (The Nettle Family)

Zone Hardiness: 8-10

Light: Part Shade, Full Shade

Height: under 4"

Width: 8-12"

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour: Pink

Class: Evergreen

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No



Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Moist, shaded sites.


Geogrpahical Origin: Miscellaneous - Garden Origin

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