General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Plant Height: 4 inches or less
Plant Spread: 3 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Leaves are gray-green, covered in woolly hairs.
Fruiting Time: Late spring or early summer
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Erosion control
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Other Beneficial Insects: Leaves are host for caterpillars of the American Painted Lady butterfly. Caterpillars build little protective "tents" of silk between pairs of leaves.
Resistances: Tolerates foot traffic
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds
Depth to plant seed: on soil surface
Sow in situ
Propagation: Other methods: Stolons and runners
Pollinators: Hoverflies
Miscellaneous: Dioecious

Common names
  • Field Pussytoes
  • Prairie Everlasting
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Antennaria neglecta
  • Synonym: Antennaria angustiarum
  • Synonym: Antennaria athabascensis
  • Synonym: Antennaria chelonica
  • Synonym: Antennaria lunellii
  • Synonym: Antennaria campestris
  • Synonym: Antennaria longifolia
  • Synonym: Antennaria nebraskensis
  • Synonym: Antennaria erosa
  • Synonym: Antennaria wilsonii

  • Posted by Chillybean (Iowa - Zone 5a) on Jul 22, 2015 6:19 PM concerning plant:
    I do not care for cats, but I was tickled with the name Prairie Pussytoes in the native catalogue. It makes a nice ground cover and needs very little water. I learned this after planting my first bare root. I kept watering to help it establish, but learned it did not care for this. Now it only receives what the Lord provides. :)
Discussion Threads about this plant
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Male and female by Cyclaminist Apr 27, 2016 11:55 PM 0
Male by Cyclaminist Apr 27, 2016 11:57 PM 0

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