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Solitary Pussytoes Antennaria solitaria

Other Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
an-ten-AR-ee-uh sol-ih-TAR-ee-a
Description

Antennaria solitaria is a great option to be used as a ground cover on shady, dry slopes; however, you it is best not to mulch the plant. This plant spreads by runners.

Habitat: Forests and woodlands, often mesic

Soil: Average soil

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Rydberg'
'Rydberg'
Tags:
#white#partial shade#perennial#white leaves#deep shade#shade tolerant#spring flowers#slopes#NC native#dappled sunlight#woolly#groundcover#spring interest#wildflower garden#larval host plant#food source spring#food source herbage#dry soils tolerant#audubon
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Rydberg'
'Rydberg'
Tags:
#white#partial shade#perennial#white leaves#deep shade#shade tolerant#spring flowers#slopes#NC native#dappled sunlight#woolly#groundcover#spring interest#wildflower garden#larval host plant#food source spring#food source herbage#dry soils tolerant#audubon
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Antennaria
    Species:
    solitaria
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    South Eastern U.S.A
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Perennial
    Wildflower
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Deep shade (Less than 2 hours to no direct sunlight)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Spring
    Fruit Description:
    Fruit displays from April to June.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Description:
    This plant has a cluster of fuzzy, pussy toe-shaped flowers on long stalk. Blooms from March to May.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    White
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves are 2- to 3-inch, spoon-shaped. New growth is white but changes to green with age.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Slope/Bank
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Heavy Shade