Antennaria Pussytoes Red (Antennaria Dioica) 50+Seeds Zones 5-9
Pussytoes Red (Antennaria Dioica Rubra) - Antennaria seeds are simple to grow for an attractive perennial ground cover. This image from Heritage Perennials shows a ground cover plant that can survive hot, dry, full sun, and poor soil conditions. Not too many plants can do this, but Antennaria ground cover plants can and will. Pussytoes, another name for Antennaria Dioica, tolerates both dry and moist conditions, as long as excellent drainage is available. Antennaria Dioica Rubra, forms a very low, creeping mat of tiny, bright silvery-grey leaves with fuzzy red flowers which will bloom towards the end of spring and last until the middle of summer.
Antennaria works great in many sunny or partial shade locations including: rock gardens, mass ground cover plantings, in between flagstones, or on top of rock walls. Simply plant the Antennaria seeds where you want a beautiful carpet of drought tolerant ground cover plants with red blooms. Antennaria seeds can be started indoors 6 - 8 weeks before the end of frost season and then transplanted outside once temperatures are consistently warm. For areas with long growing seasons, Antennaria ground cover seeds can be started directly outside in a prepared seedbed. Press the Pussytoes seeds into the soil but do not cover them, and maintain moisture until germination occurs.
- Season: Perennial
- USDA Zones: 5 - 9
- Height: 4 inches
- Width: 10 - 12 inches
- Bloom Season: Early spring to mid summer
- Bloom Color: Red
- Growth Rate: Slow
- Environment: Full sun
- Foot Traffic: Moderate