Singlehead Pussytoes (Antennaria solitaria)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Plant Height: to 6 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Stolons and runners

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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Jan 15, 2012 4:24 PM

Pussytoes is widely occurring throughout the eastern United States on open, dry, wooded slopes where it forms scattered mats of dark green or silver, 2 to 3 inch long, spoon shaped leaves. In spring, solitary, silvery-white, pussy toe-shaped flower heads appear on stalks 4 to 5 inches tall. This little plant is useful as a groundcover in shady dry places where is can form beautiful silvery mats which spread by white runners. New growth tends to be white and changes to dark green over time. Give it some shade, dry well drained (poor) soil, and NO mulch.

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