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Antennaria neglecta

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

 

The Online Plant Nursery will re-open for orders on Tuesday, May 17th

Pickups will begin the following week.

I will be offering plug sized plants for $1.25 each or 5 for $5. 

I'm in the process of adding species that I expect to offer this spring to the listings since they are starting to germinate and I'm starting to get an idea of which will be available in abundant quantities.

Since the list is much longer this year I've added several categories to help narrow down your options based on a variety of criteria.

For those who have already adopted seedlings, planting instructions can be found here.