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Cotula hispida
Silver Cotula
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Zone 6 to Zone 9
Plant Shapes: Cushion
1.168.150

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
  Loamy
  Sandy

Soil pH
  Acid
  Alkaline
  Neutral

Soil Moisture

Care Level
  Moderate

Foot Traffic
  None

Rate of Spread
  Medium
Flower Colour
  Yellow

Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
  Mid Summer

Foliage Color
  Grey Green
  Silver

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

Flower Head Size
  Very Small

Height
   5-10 cm
   2-4 inches

Spread
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches


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