Antennaria plantaginifolia

Common name: Pussytoes

Native plant

Commonly called “pussy toes” because the flowers have the look of the little toe of kittens. It is also one of the main hosts of the American Painted Lady butterfly. In fact, the caterpillars for this little butterfly show up every year in our greenhouses. The silvery green leaves are held close to the ground, and the flowers are held on stalks 10 to 14 inches above that. An interesting thing about this plant is that it seems to be able to keep larger plants at bay. They don’t seem to want to grow near it!


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Pricing information for
Per unit for pint growing method $5
Flats $63

Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Dry, Dry Mesic, Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun

Bloom period


Growth form

Ground cover, Rhizomatous/stoloniferous

General information

Mature height
6 Inches
Mature width
1 Feet
Max height
10 Inches
Max width
2 Feet
Growth rate
Flower color

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