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)
1/3-1/2 quart pot
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
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.