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Antennaria parvifolia (Small-Leaf Pussytoes)

Small-Leaf Pussytoes, Low Everlasting, Nuttall's Pussytoes, Antennaria aprica, Antennaria aprica var. minuscula, Antennaria aureola, Antennaria holmii, Antennaria latisquamea, Antennaria minuscula, Antennaria obtusata, Antennaria pumila, Antennaria recurva, Antennaria rhodanthus


A low-growing western native, Antennaria parvifolia (Small-Leaf Pussytoes) is a stoloniferous, mat-forming perennial forming a beautiful carpet of fine-textured, broad spatulate to oblanceolate, silver-gray leaves that remain attractive year-round. In summer, the plant sends up erect, reddish-green stems, up to 6 in. (15 cm), boasting clusters of small, rayless, creamy-white flower heads. The flowers attract painted lady butterflies. They are followed by fluffy seed. Fast growing, easy, accommodating, and resistant to drought, Antennaria parvifolia withstands light foot traffic. Great as a pretty small-scale groundcover, between stepping stones, for the front of the garden or the rock garden, it is a valuable plant for dry areas.

  • Grows up to 3-6 in. tall (7-15 cm) and 8 in. wide (20 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun or part shade in loamy or clay, well-drained soils. Grows poorly in sandy soils.
  • Perfect for border fronts, as a groundcover, rock gardens.
  • Generally pest and disease free.
  • Spent flower stems should be removed to keep the plant attractive.
  • Native from western Canada to eastern Washington and through the Rocky Mountains and the western Plains to Arizona and New Mexico.

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 7
Plant Type Perennials
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 3" – 6" (7cm – 15cm)
Spread 6" – 8" (15cm – 20cm)
Spacing 8" (20cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy, Evergreen
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden

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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.


Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 7
Plant Type Perennials
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 3" – 6" (7cm – 15cm)
Spread 6" – 8" (15cm – 20cm)
Spacing 8" (20cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy, Evergreen
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden

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