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Antennaria plantaginifolia

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Plant types and subtypes: Perennials, Evergreens, Ground Covers

Light Requirements: sun, part-sun

Water Use: low

Soil Moisture: dry

Soil Description: acid, poor, clay, sand, gravel/rock

Height: 0"-6"

Bloom Time: March, April, May, June

Bloom Color: white

Leaf Color: green, gray-green

Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Additional Tags: colonizing, creeping, drought tolerant, evergreen, fall interest, mat-forming, naturalizing, ornamental foliage, rock garden plant

Antennaria plantaginifolia (woman's tobacco)
  • Antennaria plantaginifolia (woman's tobacco)
  • Antennaria plantaginifolia (woman's tobacco)
  • Antennaria plantaginifolia (woman's tobacco)

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Description

Antennaria plantaginifolia

Also known as:

woman's tobacco

,

pussytoes

,

plantain-leaf pussytoes

,

ladies' tobacco

,

everlasting

,

mouse ear

Scientific Synonyms:

Antennaria caroliniana, Antennaria decipiens, Antennaria denikeana, Antennaria nemoralis, Antennaria petiolata, Antennaria pinetorum, Gnaphalium plantaginifolium

Description

Antennaria lantiginifolia is a beautiful ground cover for a sunny location.

Cultivation

Woman's tobacco only tolerates a slight amount of shade, and thrives in dry, well-drained locations. It does not do well in fertile soil, particularly if it is poorly drained. It spreads by stolons to form dense, low-growing, evergreen mats.

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MN, MO, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV

Classification

Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae
Order Asterales
Family Asteraceae Aster family
Genus antennaria pussytoes
Species Antennaria plantaginifolia woman's tobacco