Pussytoes (Antennaria plantaginifolia)

Pussytoes (Antennaria plantaginifolia)

A very short groundcover that blankets the ground with its velvety leaves. Coexists nicely and surrounds other plants instead of out-competing them. Host plant for Painted Lady butterfly larvae. Deer and rabbit-proof.


Sun:    Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture:    Dry, Medium
Height:    12 inches
Blooms:    April, May, June
Color:    White
Spacing:    12″
Zones:    3-8
Benefits:    Butterflies, Pollinators, Deer Resistant

Design Tips

A good groundcover, even on gravel or sandy soils. Best when interplanted with clump grasses or other flowers.

Companion Plants

Dotted Blazing Star
Prairie Blue Eyed Grass
Blue Grama Grass
Prairie Smoke