Do you have a patch of dry, rocky, sandy “soil” that has been giving you a tough time? Give Field Pussytoes a try!
Host plant for the American Painted Lady Butterfly caterpillar, this low, mat-forming perennial will grow delightfully fuzzy white flower heads along with wooly stems and leaves.
Ideal for rock gardens and patchy areas near the roadside, it is drought tolerant, salt tolerant, deer and rabbit resistant, and can tolerate part shade.
Source: grown from seed originally from Minnesota. Prairie Moon Nursery.
Antennaria neglecta (Field pussytoes)
SIZE AND POT INFORMATION: More details coming in May type:
full sun, part sun/part shade
water needs: dry, average height: 4" plant spacing: 4/sq ft bloom time:
April, May, June
bloom color: white
good plant companions
Bluets, violets, common blue-eyed grass, wild strawberry, Indian paintbrush
deer resistant (please note that does not mean deer proof) salt tolerant. Some salt exposure should not be fatal to the plant but some leaf burning may still occur.