Cotula Tiffindell Gold

Creeping Gold Buttons

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Exclusive. Tiffindell Gold is a lush looking groundcover that can be used in flower beds or as a lawn substitute. This South African native has bright green, finely textured foliage yellow button flowers in mid-summer. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric). A High Country Gardens introduction.

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Zones 5 - 10
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Easy to grow
Good for Cut Flowers
Groundcover
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Evergreen
Evergreen
Good Rockgarden or alpine plant
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
1020
10 to 20"
2030
20 to 30"
3040
30 to 40" (with care)
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Shipping Shipping begins in early September, coldest zones first. Buy now and we'll ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Expected ship week will display at checkout after you enter your zip code. More shipping info Learn More…
SKU HBL7AXX

Details

4" tall (in flower) x 24" wide (cutting propagated). This plant was discovered growing on the rugged hills surrounding Tiffindell, South Africa's only alpine ski area. A vigorous grower with deep, water-seeking roots, 'Tiffindell Gold' has soft, one-inch high emerald green foliage and an impressive display of golden button-like flowers that illuminate the garden beginning in late spring. Deadheading extends the bloom season through the summer. This perennial is a wide spreading, low care groundcover whose stems root as they spread to make a weed-resistant sod. It is invaluable for carpeting large patches in perennial beds or as a grass replacement in low traffic areas. It even looks good in the winter as its foliage is evergreen. Plant 'Tiffindell Gold' in any well-drained soil.

Flat of 32 plants will cover 64 square feet when planted together

Associated SKUs
HBL7AXX
38910 (Plant - 2.5" deep pot) - Out of stock.
38910F (Flat of 32 - 2.5" deep pots) - Out of stock.
Common Name Creeping Gold Buttons
Botanical Name Cotula Tiffindell Gold
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Light Requirements Full Sun
Mature Height 4" tall
Mature Spread 24" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Average Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages Deer Resistant, Easy to grow, Good for Cut Flowers, Groundcover, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Evergreen, Good Rockgarden or alpine plant, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Special Groups High Country Gardens Introduction
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US, Suitable Above 7000 ft, Coastal California, Northeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting Guides

View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.

Shipping

Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Fall shipping begins the week of September 4 (zones 3-4 first) and ends in early November. Expected ship week will display at checkout after you enter your zip code.

Most plant and bulb orders arrive within 2-6 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouse in Colorado. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

Grass Plugs & Seed: Most orders ship within 5-8 business days (all zones).

Gardening Goods:All non-plant items ship within 2-3 days.

Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.

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High Country GardensCotula Tiffindell Gold
 
3.4

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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57%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (5)
  • Accurate instructions (4)
  • Hardy (4)
  • Healthy (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Garden (3)
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    • Avid gardener (4)
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    • Personal (6)

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5.0

Grows well!

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from Northern Virginia

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Lawn

    Comments about High Country Gardens Cotula Tiffindell Gold:

    These were small when shipped for Fall planting but grew like crazy and now cover about 1 square foot each. Can't wait for the blooms. Hoping they don't look too much like dandelions.

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    I probably won't buy anything here again. 1 plant too small

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    from Kachina Village, AZ

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    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions

    Cons

    • Small In Size

    Best Uses

      Comments about High Country Gardens Cotula Tiffindell Gold:

      The other two plants, very small lived, are now 3 inches across, no flowers
      grown in very good conditions. Everything else I planted there grew and bloomed.
      I am an experienced Master Gardener . . .

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      No for us

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      from Reno, NV

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      • Accurate Instructions
      • Attractive

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          Comments about High Country Gardens Cotula Tiffindell Gold:

          We fought five different test plants in preparation for re-doing our back yard. This is the only one that didn't make it. This year was especially hot and dry.

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          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Fabulous

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          from Seattle, WA

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          Comments about High Country Gardens Cotula Tiffindell Gold:

          I bought this years ago from HCG. It lives and slowly spreads in gravel along a stone path. It is super tough, survives and blooms without any care at all, here in Seattle where it is soggy for 8 months then does not rain for 4 months. I get a few volunteers in between brick paving, they look just like the parent.

          (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          love this plant!

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          from cotton wood hieghts

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Hardy
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Does Not Ship Well

          Best Uses

          • Garden
          • Outdoors

          Comments about High Country Gardens Cotula Tiffindell Gold:

          it lives in harsh areas in my yard where nothing else i have tried lived. it is absolutely charming in bloom! seems to do fine in clayish soil. i hand water some the first season to get it started and help it spread faster but have left for over a week and it is fine in the hot dry utah summer.it does not seem to like the shipping process and several i have ordered came dead or near dead, HCG was great about replacing these but i had to wait a season to get them. try to be home when your shipment arrives and plant unpack and plant quickly. i will be ordering more of these!

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          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Only one plant survived

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          from Albuquerque, NM

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          Comments about High Country Gardens Cotula Tiffindell Gold:

          I can't really provide product comments because only one plant survived and it is too small at this point to say anything about it.

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          (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          wonderful spreader

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          from Provo, Ut

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          Pros

          • Accurate Instructions
          • Attractive
          • Hardy
          • Healthy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Garden

            Comments about High Country Gardens Cotula Tiffindell Gold:

            Planted in a rocky bed nest to the house this has thrived despite service people stepping all over it.

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            (13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Better than expected!

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            from Santa Rosa, CA

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            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Hardy
            • Healthy

            Cons

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                Comments about High Country Gardens Cotula Tiffindell Gold:

                California is in a 4-year drought so I was looking for a drought tolerant GREEN ground cover but wanted the bang of a bit of color. I love the sweet little "balls" of yellow - so different from anything else in my garden! I was amazed at how rapidly the plants spread and how profuse the bloom. Also, have not seen the plant in the local nurseries, so it's something unique in my garden.
                One of my better purchases for sure!

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                To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

                • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
                • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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