Plant ID forum: Antennaria sp. 'Silver Carpet'

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
May 25, 2014 12:51 PM CST
I bought this as Antennaria sp. 'Silver Carpet', but it may be an incorrect botanical name. Can some one help me determine the correct name?
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Name: Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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growitall
May 25, 2014 1:36 PM CST
The only reference I see on the internet for an Antennaria cv. called 'Silver Carpet' is from a place called Harlequin's Gardens (http://www.harlequinsgardens.com/plants/xeriscape/xeriscape-...), so it doesn't seem to be a recognized cultivar name... though it is clearly an Antennaria sp.. Is that where you go it from? It may be, in essence, a name they've applied to the Antennaria species they sell to make it easier to move - who knows.
Anyway, there is a vast number of Antennaria species and they are difficult to identify. How tall do the rosettes and flower stalks get? A side view of the flowers to show the bracts would be helpful, as colour tipping on the bracts characterizes some species.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
May 25, 2014 1:42 PM CST
I will take the camera back out. Thank you for helping with this Lori.
I know the name of Silver Carpet is probably just applied to help sell it. Be back in a few minutes.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
May 25, 2014 2:05 PM CST
Rosettes/leaves are 1 1/2 inches tall, forming a tight mat. Bloom stalk with bloom is 7 inches tall. I had to pick the bloom stalk in order to get the photo, it is a quite breezy day today. Hope this helps.
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