Antennaria neglecta var. gaspensis

Alpine Pussytoes

Plant Type:

SUN PERENNIALS

Antennaria neglecta var. gaspensis​7 available. This Alpine Pussytoes, uncommon in gardens, forms a dense pewter-gray mat of evergreen foliage that hugs the contours of the ground. From the Gaspe Peninsula, a fat finger of land running on the south side of the St. Lawrence River in Quebec. Alpine Pussytoes should not be confused with our larger growing native, Antennaria dioica, also a neat plant, often found in colonies in fields and in meadow lawns. Pussy toes arise in spring – soft, fuzzy oyster white clustered puffs with a pink infusion atop stems standing 2 to 3 inches tall. Small enough for a trough, container or window box Antennaria neglecta var. gaspensis will provide year round interest and contrasting color and texture. This is an honest-to-goodness "steppable", too set in crevices between stepping stones in a walkway... Some of the plants designated as "steppables" are anything but. Full, blazing sun in average to scrabbled, sandy impoverished conditions. We're not certain of its southern range though it probably can be grown well through USDA zone 7... maybe into 8. Anyone know? Established pot grown plant from division.


 


Height:

1 in

Spread:

6 in

Zone:

3 to 7(8)
What is my hardiness zone?

Characteristics and Attributes for Antennaria neglecta var. gaspensis

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Four Seasons

Light

  • Full Sun

Attributes

  • Drought Tolerant
  • Edging
  • Rock Garden
  • Evergreen
  • Bank
  • Small / Miniature
  • Trough

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow

Soil

  • Scrabbled
  • Average
  • Sandy
  • Calcareous
  • Draining
  • Impoverished

Origins

  • Quebec

Propagated By

  • Division