Native plants for wetlands, fields or forests and an eclectic mix of other botanic delights

Antennaria plantaginifolia var. ambigua

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Pussy Toes
Spreading plant for sunny slopes
Mature Size:
' Height /
' Spread
Expected Size:
6"-12"
/
6"-12"
Light Preference:
Sun to Part Sun
Soil Preference:
Moist to Dry
Price:
$8.50/1 qt.; Larger priced accordingly

Antennaria is a genus of about 45 species of herbaceous perennial plants in the family Asteraceae, native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere, with one species (A. chilensis) in temperate southern South America; the highest species diversity is in North America. Common names include Catsfoot or Cat's-Foot, Pussytoes and Pearly Everlasting.

Different Antennaria species reach between 10 cm and 50 cm in height. The leaves are basal and often stem leaves. The name Antennaria refers to the projecting stamens seen on the flowers of some species, resembling insect antennae.

Antennaria species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidopteran species including Coleophora pappiferella (which feeds exclusively on A. dioica) and Schinia verna (which feeds exclusively on Antennaria spp).

This species is a nice colony former that grows in high shade understories, often on dry slopes in our area.  The variety 'ambigua' (some taxonomists have made it the species epithet) refers to a leaf top surface that is green and glabrous (free of pubescence).

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Prices listed are subject to change, based upon size change and availability.

We are a small local nursery with limited shipping capability. We will do our best to ship smaller material (usually 1 or 2 gallon), although we can sometimes ship larger plants with the pots removed.

We have some species that are not listed, as we have too few of them to make a full listing plausible. You can always inquire.

We will consider contract growing an order with appropriate advance notice and availability of seed, cuttings or lining out stock.

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