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  • Please see the Using the Plant Library  page  for some tips on how to make the most of the information here to select species for creating a healthy native plant community suited to the conditions of your site.

Antennaria neglecta, Field pussytoes

Antennaria neglecta 

Field pussytoes

  • Full sun to very light shade
  • Average to dry soil
  • 2" tall foliage, 6" to 8" tall blooms. 4" to 12" spacing.
  • Ontario native species, beginner friendly, walkable groundcover, meadow to dry meadow ecosystems.

These teensy tiny little plants like to spend their time high and dry in the warm sun -Much like the cats whose feet their clusters of flowers resemble.

Their foliage grows to only an inch or two in height, with their tiny, rounded white blooms reaching up on flowering stems growing to 6” to 8” in early spring, often reaching full bloom by mid May.

Grow in a very well drained location with plenty of sun. Very tolerant of shallow and poor soils, these will often form large patches in mowed lawns in Canadian Shield areas where the soil is shallow and prone to drying out in the summer.

Would likely do equally well in ‘hell-strip’ gardens along sidewalks and boulevards. Tolerant of mowing and light foot traffic.

Grown from seed collected from wild plants just west of Perth Ontario

You can find more on these on the Missouri Botanical Garden website

 

Species that were not sown / aren't being sown for 2023 are marked with an * 
Species that are native to this continent, but not historically native to Ontario are marked with a ~ 
While it rarely comes up, I do reserve the right to limit plant quantities, mostly to help ensure that as many native plant gardens as possible become a reality
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