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Antennaria spp.

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Low-growing rosettes of long gray leaves covered in fine gray hairs and gray-white flowers in spring that resemble a cat’s paw make Antennaria great plants for edging, pathways, or stone walls.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsLooks great in spaces between stepping stones or on a patio. It also makes a great edging plant in dry beds. It will drape dramatically when planted on rock walls.

CareProvide full sun and very well-drained, dry to medium soil. Antennaria will falter in wet cool conditions.

PropagationSow seeds in open frame in spring or autumn. Divide in spring.

ProblemsPhyllostica, Septoria leaf spot, powdery mildew, and smut.

  • Genus : Antennaria
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Tolerance : Drought Tolerant
  • Moisture : Dry
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Bloom Time : Late Spring, Spring
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Flower Color : Pink, White
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
  • Plant Height : Under 6 inches
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