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Northern pussy toes

Antennaria neodioica

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This deciduous, mat-forming perennial produces everlasting flowers. It is a native prairie plant that has stem and leaf bottoms covered with white hairs and whitish flower heads that form in dense clusters. Male and female flowers are produced on separate plants.

CareProvide full sun to part shade and dry to medium soil.

PropagationSow seeds in spring or autumn; divide plants in spring.

ProblemsLeaf spots, powdery mildew and smut.

  • Genus : Antennaria
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Moisture : Dry to Medium
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Growth Rate : Moderate
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Foliage Color : Purple/Burgundy
  • Characteristics : Showy Foliage
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
  • Bloom Time : Summer
  • Plant Height : Under 6 inches
  • Flower Color : White
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