Also known as
Capeweed, Carpetweed, Matgrass, Sawtooth Fogfruit, Turkey Tangle, Turkey Tangle Fogfruit
1 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
This ground-hugging perennial has an excellent tolerance to foot traffic and pets. The clusters of white to lavender-pink flowers appear from spring to autumn and are attractive to bees. This pretty plant is an idea turf substitute, very hardy and is drought tolerant once established.
Common problems with Frogfruit
Phyla nodiflora is generally not bothered by pests or diseases.
How to harvest Frogfruit
The leaves can be harvested and used fresh to make tea.
How to propagate Frogfruit
Sow seeds in a greenhouse in spring. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in late spring or early summer.
Divide in spring.
Special features of Frogfruit
Turkey Tangle is fairly drought tolerant once established but flourishes when watered moderately.
Turkey Tangles make excellent plants for growing in hanging pots.
Attracts useful insects
Frogfruit generally is a good nectar plant for butterflies.
Other uses of Frogfruit
The leaves are edible and fresh leaves are used as a tea substitute and have a grassy flavour.