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Antennaria plantaginifolia

Much like it’s relative, Antennaria neglecta, plantain pussytoes grows well in dry, rocky, sandy soil.


Antennaria plantaginifolia has wide soft leaves and gets its name from the soft white flowers that resemble cats’ paws.


Use this low maintenance plant as a lawn alternative in the harder to grow areas, and enjoy the drought and salt tolerant ease. Both bees and butterflies love Antennaria, and you will find some very happy buzzing happening each spring.


Larval host for American Painted Lady (Vanessa virginensis).


ECO-TYPE: grown from seed from garden plants with a long history in Plymouth county, MA. 


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Antennaria plantaginifolia (Plantain pussytoes)

  • details


    1/3-1/2 quart pot


    herbaceous perennial

    sun needs:

    full sun, part sun/part shade

    water needs: Dry to average soil
    height: 12"
    plant spacing: 9 per sq ft
    bloom time:

    April, May, June

    bloom color: white
  • good plant companions

    Butterflyweed, bluets, violets, common blue-eyed grass, wild strawberry, Indian paintbrush

  • special notes

    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.