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- Pussytoes (Antennaria plantaginifolia)
Pussytoes (Antennaria plantaginifolia)
Pussytoes are usually grown for their velvety leaves rather than the white to pale pink flower. The late spring flowers look like tiny cat's feet, thus the name. These flowers will reach up to about a foot in height, but the leaves grow at ground level. Spreading by stolons, Pussytoes provide a good ground cover for dry areas such as rock gardens. Parts of the plant are poisonous so deer and rabbits and other small animals won't touch them.
Sun Exposure - Full, Partial
Soil Moisture - Medium, Medium-Dry, Dry
Height - 12 inches
Bloom Time - April, May, June
Bloom Color - White
Photo courtesy of Prairie Moon Nursery.