Antennaria neglecta

Growing Information

Plant Type: Perennial
Sunlight: Full to part sun
Soils: Dry-Average, sandy or gravelly soils. Needs lean soils with good drainage.
Bloom Time: April, May, June
Size: 4-10 inches high.

A cute, inconspicuous groundcover for neglected areas and forms dense colonies. Excellent for seeding into a dry, patchy lawn, planting on a roadside strip, or a rock garden. Small, white flower spikes bounce around in the breeze like little cat paws. Bees and butterflies will visit the flowers. Several other similar Antennaria sp. may also be found in native plant nurseries.

Garden Companions

Wild Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis); Wavy hairgrass (Deschampsia flexuosa); Purple Lovegrass (Eragrostis spectabilis); Prairie smoke (Geum triflorum); Bearberry (Arctostaphylosuva-ursi)

Nature Benefits

• Provides pollen and nectar for native bees and butterflies.
• Larval host for the American Lady butterfly (Vanessa virginiensis)

Natural Habitat

Dry, open areas; roadsides, graveyards, old fields

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