Plant types and subtypes: Perennials, Ground Covers
Light Requirements: sun, part-sun
Water Use: low
Soil Moisture: dry
Soil Description: average, poor, clay, sand, gravel/rock
Bloom Time: April, May, June
Bloom Color: white
Leaf Color: green
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Additional Tags: colonizing, mat-forming, rock garden plant
Pricing & Availability
Antennaria neglectaAlso known as:
Antennaria angustiarum, Antennaria athabascensis, Antennaria campestris, Antennaria campestris var. athabascensis, Antennaria chelonica, Antennaria erosa, Antennaria howellii var. athabascensis, Antennaria howellii var. campestris, Antennaria longifolia, Antennaria lunellii, Antennaria nebraskensis, Antennaria neglecta var. athabascensis, Antennaria neglecta var. campestris, Antennaria parvula, Antennaria wilsonii
Antennaria neglecta is a low, spreading semi-deciduous plant that can be used as an attractive and effective ground cover for dry, sunny areas. The basal leaves are oval, about 2" long and 1" across, smooth on top with hairy undersides, and cluster to form compact rosettes. The white flowers are small, but conspicuous, and form dense, fluffy clusters atop 4"-8" stems. The bloom period will vary, depending on location, between mid spring to early summer, and lasts about 3 weeks. The spent flowers dry out and retain an attractive papery appearance.
Antennaria neglecta is easy to grow in full to part sun, and just about any type of soil so long as it is very well drained. It is perfectly adapted to poor rocky soils, and is an ideal plant for a rock garden, however, it will also perform very well rich, fertile soil and can be used effectively in a dry sunny border. Individual plants produce a deep taproot, and will slowly colonize by means of horizontal stolons. This is a very cold hardy species. Zones 3-7
May be propagated by seed or by division.
Field pussytoes are attractive, drought tolerant, sturdy little plants that, as a bonus feature, are rather unpalatable to deer, rabbits, and other browsing animals!
Native Range & Classification
Recorded County Distribution: USDA data
AR, CO, CT, DC, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV, WY
|Species||Antennaria neglecta||field pussytoes|