Given the succession of heat waves and other heat waves, keeping a colorful and flowery garden becomes a real headache, especially if you want to use water sparingly. Fortunately, there are solutions. Example with the bushy cotule, a beautiful ground cover that can handle drought with a water supply reduced to almost nothing.
The bushy cotula (cotula hispida) consists of small evergreen, delicate green leaves that are joined in summer by beautiful lemon-yellow flower buds. Its peculiarity? It is very resistant to high temperatures.
On his blog about gardening The world even insists:
“Its very good drought tolerance and practically zero water requirement make it an interesting plant to install in the garden to adapt to climate change.”
As a mature plant, a spiky cotula can reach 15 cm high and 30 cm wide with flowers of 5 to 8 mm.
When to plant the bushy cotula?
The ideal is to work in spring (March to April) or early autumn (September to October).
Where to plant the bushy cotula?
The ruffled cotula likes the sun and will easily adapt to poor soil, provided the soil is light and well-draining. Do not hesitate to add gravel or a little coarse sand for good drainage. You can plant 6 to 8 plants/m2.
How to maintain it?
The ruffled cotula is a robust plant that requires little maintenance and is not afraid of diseases or pests. However, remember to remove stems and dried flowers at the end of winter.