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Antennaria dioica

 
Antennaria dioica

Synonym(s) Gnaphalium dioicum
Common name pussy-toes
Family asteraceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers white-pink
Size 2"
Light sun
Cultural notes well-drained garden soil
From seed germinate at room temperature with exposure to light
detailed seed-starting info below

About as groundcover as you can get, the white-fuzzy foliage of this plant grows only about an inch high, with pink flowers on stalks rising maybe 3" higher. Don't allow other plants to overpower it, or it will simply fade away.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: driveway bed

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '00 trade. Sowed to 6pak, 70F (5%G, starting 14d)
    Also: Baggy 70F with light (~10%G, 3-6d)
  2. Same seed as above. Pot outside mid-March (20%G, late April)
  3. Seed from '02 garden. Baggy 70F with light (50%G, 3-6d)
  4. Same seed as above. Pot inside, surface-sown (16/many G, 8d)


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