|The tufts stay just as cute and fuzzy in winter |
The small tufts of soft feathery silver foliage remind me of silver mound artemisia. In late spring, button-like yellow flowers emerge on stilt-like stalks that are so disproportionately high above the foliage that they appear to hover unattached. Quite the interesting little plant!
||yellow (late spring)
||well-drained garden soil (not too dry)
||unsure of best procedure - see below
detailed seed-starting info below
|Seed ripens||early July|
|A winter close-up |
This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...
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|Claudie||Feb 06, 2010||Is it the same as Cotula lineariloba ?|
I don't believe so. While GRIN doesn't recognize either species the RHS horticultural database lists them separately.
|Gerald Atherton||Jul 06, 2010||I bought one Cotula Hispida plant from the local garden centre two years ago but they do not appear to sell them now. Any idea where I can by further plants or how to grow from seeds?|
You may be able to find plants for sale at alpine specialty nurseries. Starting from seed is possible too: just collect the seedheads when they've gone dry and brown, and crush them. I don't try to separate seed from chaff, or even identify what the seeds are. Just spread some of the crushed material over the top of a pot with potting soil, set in light, and seedlings will appear. They are tiny and slow-growing, so I start them in early- to mid-winter, to have transplantable seedlings by late spring.
|Jane||Jun 22, 2011||Hi
Can Cotula hispida cope with acid soil? |
|Dan||Jan 21, 2012||I have grown Cotula hispida for many years.
It is quite easy to propagate from cuttings for me and I would be happy to send out small plants either as a trade or for postage.
You can reach me via Dave's Garden -- go to the plant info page for Cotual hispida.|
|Tom||Jun 23, 2014||Can Cotula hispida cope with cats walking and sleeping on it as i have one in a terracotta pot and my cat likes to sit on it, so i would like to make a cat garden for my two cats with Cotula hispida for the lawn. Any suggestions.
- Seed from '01 trade. Baggy 70F with light (no G).
- Same seed as above. Pot set outside mid-January. A few G by mid-May
- Seed from '04 garden. Baggy 70F with light (2%G, 3d)
- Seed from '08 garden. Crushed ~15 seedheads and placed entire contents in baggy under light. ~20 germinated, 1-2 w)
I think there are precious few viable seeds in this little plant's spent flowers. They are small, viability is hard to judge by appearance.
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