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Antennaria plantaginifolia (Pussytoes)

Antennaria plantaginifolia (Pussytoes)
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The late spring flowers look like tiny cat's feet, thus the name. A member of the Aster family, Pussytoes are found across much of the eastern half of the continental United States: from Minnesota south to Texas, east to Florida and north to Maine.  USDA Hardiness zones: 3-8.  Other common names in use include Woman's Tobacco and Plantain-leaved Pussytoes.

Pussytoes usually are grown for their velvety leaves rather than the white to pale pink flower. Flowers will reach up to about a foot in height but the leaves grow at ground level.  Spreading by rhizomes, Pussytoes provide a good ground cover for dry areas such as rock gardens.  Parts of the plant are poisonous so deer and rabbits and other small animals won't touch them.

A. plantaginifolia and A. neglecta can be difficult to differentiate between with their primary differences existing in their leaves. A. plantaginifolia has broader leaves with 3-5 prominent veins compared to the 1-2 prominent veins seen in the narrower leaves of A. neglecta.

*This species may be difficult and/or slow to germinate and grow to maturity.  Please note the germination code below.

Dormant bare-root plants ship during optimal transplanting seasons: Spring (April-May).
 


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Catalog Number ANT04F
Seeds / Packet 300
Seeds / Ounce 275,000
Germination Code C(60), D
USDA Zones 3-8
Plant Spacing 2-6"
Sun Exposure Full Sun  Part Shade 
Soil Moisture Dry-Mesic  Dry 
Height 12 inches 
Bloom Color White 
Bloom Time April  May  June 
Plant Type Wildflowers (Forbs) 
Availability Seeds  Roots 
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Antennaria plantaginifolia (Pussytoes)
*This map shows the native and adventive range of this species. **Given appropriate habitat and climate, native plants can be grown outside their range.
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Present in state Present in county; native to state Not present in state  
Present in county, adventive in state    
Antennaria neglecta (Prairie Pussytoes)
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