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PlantFiles: Silver Cotula
Cotula hispida

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Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cotula (KOH-tew-luh) (Info)
Species: hispida (HISS-pih-duh) (Info)

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Category:
Alpines and Rock Gardens
Perennials

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Gold (Yellow-Orange)
Pale Yellow
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Evergreen
Silver/Gray
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; direct sow after last frost
From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive wonkyostrich On Jun 7, 2011, wonkyostrich from cardiff
United Kingdom wrote:

plant has nice pom pom shaped bright yellow flowers that look nice. it can survive frost.

Positive saya On Feb 28, 2005, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

Low matforming perennial...looks a little like an artemesia with it's delicate silvery foliage. Needs welldrained soil and a sunny spot. Keeps flowering ...specially when you deadhead. Dutch name is "goudknopjes" which means "little golden buttons"... that name suits her well.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Walnut Creek, California
Arlington, Washington



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