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Antennaria neglecta (Field Pussytoes)

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Antennaria neglecta, Field Pussytoes, Prairie Everlasting, Antennaria angustiarum, Antennaria athabascensis, Antennaria campestris, Drought Tolerant Groundcover
Antennaria neglecta, Field Pussytoes, Prairie Everlasting, Antennaria angustiarum, Antennaria athabascensis, Antennaria campestris, Drought Tolerant Groundcover
Antennaria neglecta, Field Pussytoes, Prairie Everlasting, Antennaria angustiarum, Antennaria athabascensis, Antennaria campestris, Drought Tolerant Groundcover

Antennaria neglecta (Field Pussytoes) is a stoloniferous, mat-forming perennial forming a carpet of small, fine-textured, silvery basal leaves adorned with a single conspicuous vein. In spring to early summer, the plant sends up erect stems, up to 12 in. (30 cm), boasting clusters of small, fuzzy, white flower heads. The flowers attract painted lady butterflies. The female flowers are followed by tufts of awned fruits that look frothy and resemble small dandelions. Easy, accommodating, and resistant to drought, Antennaria neglecta is a great small-scale groundcover for dry locations in both sun and shade. A cute-looking little plant for the rock garden or rocky slopes.

  • Grows up to 6-12 in. tall and wide (15-30 cm). Will spread by stolons to form dense colonies
  • Performs best in full sun or part shade in lean, gritty to rocky, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils. Grows poorly in fertile, humus-rich soils, particularly if soils are not sharply drained.
  • Perfect as a groundcover for rock gardensrocky slopes, prairies, and meadows.
  • Generally pest and disease free.
  • Propagate by division or by seed.
  • Native to North America.

Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 8
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Compositae
Genus Antennaria
Common names Everlasting, Pussy Toes
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid, Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 6" - 1'
(15cm - 30cm)
Spread 6" - 1'
(15cm - 30cm)
Spacing 12" (30cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Native Plants United States, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Maryland, Vermont, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, Southeast, Rocky Mountains, Southwest, Northeast, California, Midwest, Illinois, Iowa, North Dakota, Indiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Minnesota, Michigan, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Kansas, West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, Arkansas, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Colorado, Wyoming
Tolerance Drought, Dry Soil
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Banks And Slopes, Ground Covers
Garden Styles Prairie and Meadow, Gravel and Rock Garden
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Antennaria plantaginifolia (Pussytoes)
Antennaria parvifolia (Small-Leaf Pussytoes)
Antennaria dioica (Pussy Toes)

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
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Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 8
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Compositae
Genus Antennaria
Common names Everlasting, Pussy Toes
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid, Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 6" - 1'
(15cm - 30cm)
Spread 6" - 1'
(15cm - 30cm)
Spacing 12" (30cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Native Plants United States, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Maryland, Vermont, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, Southeast, Rocky Mountains, Southwest, Northeast, California, Midwest, Illinois, Iowa, North Dakota, Indiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Minnesota, Michigan, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Kansas, West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, Arkansas, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Colorado, Wyoming
Tolerance Drought, Dry Soil
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Banks And Slopes, Ground Covers
Garden Styles Prairie and Meadow, Gravel and Rock Garden
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Do I Need?
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