Silver Cotula
Cotula hispida

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

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

Regional

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

Walnut Creek, California

Arlington, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

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

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.