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Cotula hispida
Silver Cotula
Zone 6 to Zone 9
Plant Shapes: Cushion

A cute and unusual little alpine plant, this forms a low cushion of ferny silver-grey leaves, resembling Silver Mound Artemisia. In late spring taller wiry stems appear, bearing yellow button flowers for several weeks. Best grown in a well-drained rock garden, gravel scree, or trough container. Avoid heavy clay soils, as this dislikes winter wet. Tolerates drought once established. Evergreen in mild winter areas, plants may be lightly pruned or tidied in spring. Native to South Africa, but possibly hardy in Zone 5 or colder.

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Conditions     Appearance    
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun

Soil Type

Soil pH

Soil Moisture

Care Level

Foot Traffic

Rate of Spread
Flower Colour

Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
  Mid Summer

Foliage Color
  Grey Green

Plant Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Between Flagstones
  Drought Tolerant

Flower Head Size
  Very Small

   5-10 cm
   2-4 inches

   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches

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