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Cotula hispida (Silver cotula)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.1m
Max height
0.3m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Cotula hispida

Other names

Silver cotula

Genus

Cotula Cotula

Species

C. hispida - C. hispida is a small, mat-forming, evergreen perennial. It has very finely divided silver foliage that has a soft, silky texture and in summer bears single, yellow, button-like flowers.


Cotula hispida is: Evergreen

Habit

Mat Forming

Flower

Golden-yellow in Summer

Foliage

Silvery-grey in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free

Foot and root rot Foot and root rot

General care

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Cotula hispida (Silver cotula) will reach a height of 0.1m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Between paving stones, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Gravel, Low Maintenance, Rock

Cultivation

Plant in free-draining soil in a sunny position. Ideal for rockeries and gravel gardens. In cold, wet positions, apply a dry mulch before winter, as this plant dislikes winter wet.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Cotula hispida

Other names

Silver cotula

Genus

Cotula Cotula

Species

C. hispida - C. hispida is a small, mat-forming, evergreen perennial. It has very finely divided silver foliage that has a soft, silky texture and in summer bears single, yellow, button-like flowers.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Mat Forming


Colour

Flower

Golden-yellow in Summer

Foliage

Silvery-grey in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free

Specific diseases

Foot and root rot

General care

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Cotula hispida (Silver cotula) will reach a height of 0.1m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Between paving stones, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Gravel, Low Maintenance, Rock

Cultivation

Plant in free-draining soil in a sunny position. Ideal for rockeries and gravel gardens. In cold, wet positions, apply a dry mulch before winter, as this plant dislikes winter wet.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

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