Plant types and subtypes: Perennials, Ground Covers
Light Requirements: part-sun, part-shade, shade
Water Use: low
Soil Moisture: dry
Soil Description: average, poor, clay, sand, gravel/rock
Bloom Time: April, May
Bloom Color: white, green
Leaf Color: green, gray-green, white
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8
Additional Tags: colonizing, creeping, drought tolerant, ornamental foliage, rock garden plant
Pricing & Availability
Antennaria solitariaAlso known as:
Antennaria solitaria is a low growing groundcover. Plants form mats not taller than 5". The species name can be translated as "single antenna". This is a reference to its solitary flower that appears atop a short stem and is said to resemble an insect antenna. The flower forms a greenish-white orb. The leaves emerge white, changing to gray-green and green as they mature.
Antennaria solitaria is a tough little plant. It can be placed in part-sun to full shade, and is well adapted to poor, dry soils. It colonizes by runners and is a suitable groundcover for use in a shade or rock garden. Don not mulch. Blooms mi-spring: April, May. Zones 6-8
Propagate from seed or by division.
The genus common name "pussytoes" is a reference to the form of the open flowers, that resembles stubby, furry toes.
Native Range & Classification
Recorded County Distribution: USDA data
AL, AR, DC, DE, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MD, MS, NC, NJ, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, WV
USDA Endangered Status:
- Endangered: PA
- Threatened: MD
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