Frog Fruit, Sawtooth Fogfruit, Matchweed
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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.
Summer, Autumn, Spring
The leaves can be harvested and used fresh to make tea.
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.
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.
South America and the United States
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun
Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
The leaves are edible and fresh leaves are used as a tea substitute and have a grassy flavour.
Pink, Purple, White
Phyla nodiflora is generally not bothered by pests or diseases.