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Antennaria dioica

Common Name(s):

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an-ten-AIR-ee-ah dye-oh-EE-kah
Description

Antennaria dioica is a groundcover (specifically, a dense mat that hugs the ground) but does not tolerate foot traffic. It actually prefers sandy, infertile soil. This plant spreads (8-12 inches).

 

 

 

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#white#evergreen#pink#sun#full sun#drought tolerant#silver foliage#white flowers#light shade#semi-evergreen#silver leaves#pink flowers#dappled shade#sandy soil#silver#mat#dense#woolly#groundcover
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#white#evergreen#pink#sun#full sun#drought tolerant#silver foliage#white flowers#light shade#semi-evergreen#silver leaves#pink flowers#dappled shade#sandy soil#silver#mat#dense#woolly#groundcover
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Antennaria
    Species:
    dioica
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Temp. Eurasia and Aleutian Islands
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    drought tolerant
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Semi-evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Sand
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    White
    Flower Description:
    The flowers are a cluster of fuzzy, white to pink flowers on 6 to 12 in.-long stout stalks (roughly 10 inches tall stems).
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Semi-evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    White
    Leaf Shape:
    Spatulate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Silver foliage is 2 inches tall but generally 1-inch. They are spatula-shaped leaves arranged in rosettes and have white-wooly underside.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Flower stems are up to 10 inches.
  • Landscape:
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought