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Antennaria plantaginifolia

Antennaria plantaginifolia
Blooming late April in year two
pussytoes; lady's tobacco
Fluffy seedheads not much later
Antennaria plantaginifolia
Starting to do some groundcovery stuff in the rock garden

Common name pussytoes; lady's tobacco
Family asteraceae
Life cycle perennial (Z3-8)
Flowers pinkish white
Size 6-12"
Light sun
Cultural notes well-drained soil
Seed ripenslate May

Eastern U.S. native, grown mostly for its ground-covering foliage, which is coarser than that of other pussytoes we've tried. Grows best in lean, rocky soils.

pussytoes; lady's tobacco
Stature of first-year plants by mid-summer

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from NARGS '08/'09 exchange, cold-stored through summer. Baggy 35F (24%G, 12-16w)
  2. Seed from '11 garden. Baggy 35F (10w; 2%G, 7w) - 70F (2%G, 4d)
  3. Seed from '12 garden, cold-stored. Baggy 35F (16w; 2%G, 6w) - 70F (34%G, 7-10d)

May need the longer cold period provided during the 2010 and 2015 trials.

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