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 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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Price Level: 
Perennial- Specialty Species Tier 1
Sizing Options: 
Flat of 32 (plugs)
Flat of 18 (pints)
1 Gallon


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Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Dry, Dry Mesic, Mesic (Not too Wet Not too Dry)

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun / Part Shade

Bloom period


Urban environment

Requires Protected Site


Prairie Grasslands

Growth form

Ground cover, Rhizomatous/stoloniferous

Growth rate


Flower color


Fall color



Mature height
6 Inches
Mature width
1 Feet
Max height
10 Inches
Max width
2 Feet

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