Antennaria dioica 'Rubra'

Pussytoes

Antennaria dioca 'Rubra' -  Upright vase-shaped rosettes of gray-green blades are covered with silver-white fuzz. From the center of the rosettes arise 3 to 4-inch stalks holding clusters of red-pink flowers... Pussytoes! One of a number of common names that tickle us... maybe because we are a household of cat lovers. This particular species is also called Stoloniferous Pussytoes which in the context of actual felines would be the stuff of B Sci-fi horror. Flowers occur late spring to early summer. Plant in average conditions that drain well. Good in a climax lawn, the rockery, front-of-the-border in fully to mostly sunny siting. Established potted perennial from division.


Height:

3-4 in

Spread:

12-18 in

Colors:

Red Pink

Characteristics and Attributes for Antennaria dioica 'Rubra'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Spring / Early Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / Autumn

Nature Attraction

  • Deer Resistant
  • Honey Bees & Native Bees

Light

  • Full Sun
  • Mostly Sunny

Attributes

  • Drought Tolerant
  • Rock Garden
  • Ground Cover
  • Natural Garden
  • Bank

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast

Soil

  • Average
  • Draining

Origins

  • Alaska

Propagated By

  • Division