Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Must Have Plants: Antennaria pulcherrima 'Rubrum'

Name(s): Antennaria pulcherrima ssp. pulcherrima 'Rubrum', Antennaria carpatica, Antennaria pulcherrima var. angustisquama, Antennaria pulcherrima var. sordida, Carpathian Cat's-foot, Pink Pussy-toes, Handsome Pussy-toes.

Flower Color: Pink

Bloom Time: Spring to mid-summer.

Foliage: Herbaceous, gray-green.

Height/Spread: 2 inches x 12 inches.

Climate Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Sun Exposure: Full sun to partial shade

Soil Condition: Average to sandy, well-drained to dry, pH 5.6 to 7.8

Features: Drought tolerant, deer resistant, tolerates foot traffic.

Uses: Xeriscaping, massed planting, naturalizing, ground cover, lawn substitute, green roof, container gardens, hanging baskets, rock gardens, edging.

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