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Antennaria plantaginifolia

Plantain-leaved pussytoes

Native to North America


Flowers, April through June, are white with a gentle kiss of pink.  Excellent ground-cover for dry, and shallow rockly soils in full sun.  Stoloniferous, and allelopathic, they spread to form a weedless ground-cover.  Plants are dioecious, meaning male and femail flowers are born on seperate plants.  Attracts bees, butterflies, and other insects. Must have lean dry soils to perform well.


6-12 in


8-18 in


12-18 in

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Antennaria plantaginifolia Characteristics

Attracts Wildlife

  • Pollinators
  • Butterflies


  • Interesting Foliage
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Dried Flower
  • Rock Garden
  • Naturalizing
  • Ground Cover


  • Full Sun

Flowering Months

  • June
  • May
  • April

Foliage Color

  • Green

Groundcover Foot-Traffic Tolerances

  • Light

Growth Rate

  • Slow

Juglans nigra Tolerance (Black Walnut)

  • Yes

Salt Tolerance

  • Medium

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Summer
  • Spring

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Dry

Plants that work well with Antennaria plantaginifolia ''

Tall, Rough blazing star Tall, Rough blazing star (Liatris aspera)
White-tinged sedge White-tinged sedge (Carex albicans)
Tall coreopsis Tall coreopsis (Coreopsis tripteris)
Butterfly weed Butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa)

Substitutions for Antennaria plantaginifolia

Field pussytoes Field pussytoes (Antennaria neglecta)