PlantsAntennaria→Field Pussytoes (Antennaria neglecta)

Common names:
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Give a thumbs up Field Pussytoes

Botanical names:
Antennaria neglecta Accepted
Antennaria nebraskensis Synonym
Antennaria erosa Synonym
Antennaria longifolia Synonym
Antennaria campestris Synonym
Antennaria wilsonii Synonym
Antennaria lunellii Synonym
Antennaria chelonica Synonym
Antennaria athabascensis Synonym
Antennaria angustiarum Synonym

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


Posted by Chillybean (Iowa - Zone 5a) on Jul 22, 2015 6:19 PM

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. :)

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