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Hollinshead Water-wise Garden Plants

Photo:
Kathy Ketchum

Taxon ID#

5

An attractive groundcover with silvery-gray foliage and tiny flowers. Can be used between paving stones and in rock gardens.

Scientific  Name:

Antennaria microphylla

Common Name 1

› Littleleaf Pussytoes

Family:

Asteraceae

Origins:

Western US and Canada

Plant Type:

Herbaceous Plant, Perennial
Common Name 2

› Rosy Pussytoes

Common Name 3

› Pink Pussytoes

Oregon native:

yes

Western state native:

yes

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Plant Maintenance Information

Landscape Application Information

Seasonal Care

Resource Links

MAINTENANCE

Maintenance Level:

Low

Min. USDA Hardiness Zone:

4

Sun Preference:

Full Sun

Water Preference:

VL

Soil Preference:

Prefers loamy or clay soils. Grows poorly in sandy soils.

Fertilizer Needs:

Recommended Mulch:

PLANT DESCRIPTION

Foliage Color:

Gray-White

Foliage Description:

Mat forming, silvery-white, hairy spoon-shaped basal leaves with 3-16'' flower stalks.

Fragrant:

no

Predominant flower color:

White

Flower Description:

Very small flowers may appear pink at times.

Fall color:

no

Fall Color Description:

Winter Foliage:

Deciduous

Winter Interest:

no

Winter Interest Description:

Mature height:

2-12"

Mature spread:

8-10"

Growth rate:

Slow

LANDSCAPE APPLICATION

Deer Resistant:

no

Fire Resistant:

yes

Attracts Pollinators:

no

Attracts Butterflies:

yes

Native Habitat:

Grows in dry meadows, rocky barrens.

Attracts Birds:

no

Cut/Dried Flowers:

no

Used by Wildlife:

yes

Swales:

no

Wildlife Use:

Columbian ground squirrels feed on plant

Photo:
Nancy Glick

Hedge/Screen:

no

Border:

no

Erosion Control:

no

Windbreak:

no

Ground Cover:

yes

Provides Shade:

no

Rock Garden:

yes

Cover Structures:

no

First Bloom:

May

Last Bloom:

Adds Texture/Movement:

Jul

Ornamental Accent:

no

no

Garden Observations:

Application
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SEASONAL CARE

Spring Care:

Only information found on pruning recommendation is related to firewise: "Regular maintenance, pruning flower stalks and cutting back as needed improves fire resistance for all groundcovers." (http://idahofirewise.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/FireXResi

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RESOURCES

OSU Landscape Profile:

USDA Plants:

Calscape Database:

LBJ Native Plant Database:

Missouri Botanical Garden Database:

Monrovia Profile:

Alternate Source 1:

Alternate Source 2:

Source Comment:

"Martin, A. C., H. S. Zim, and A. L. Nelson. 1951. American Wildlife & Plants A Guide to Wildlife Food Habits. Dover Publications, New York."

Image by Mikaela Wiedenhoff

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