Antennaria dioica


Known by the common name pussytoes, for the shape of the flowers in late spring resemble the pads of a cats foot.  The fuzzy foliage forms a dense sprawling mat in low nutrition sites such as pastures and areas with stone soils. Not suitable for hot humid summers of the deep south, larval source for American lady butterflies.


  • Botanical Name: Antennaria dioica
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Plant Type: Hardy Perennial
  • Plant Usage: Accent
  • Hardiness Zone: 4-7
  • Foliage Color: Greyish-Green
  • Flower Color: White-Pink
  • Bloom Time: Early Summer
  • Winter Interest: Evergreen
  • Height: 4"
  • Spread: 8"
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun
  • Origin: North America, Europe & Asia
  • Self Sowing: Yes
  • Shade Tolerant: Partial
  • Substitutes: Silene uniflora ‘Compacta’,

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