Pussytoes Flowers Seed ,Antennaria Seeds -Pink Cats Paws ,Antennaria Dioica Rubra
Antennaria - Plant - Easy to grow for an attractive perennial ground cover.
Antennaria is a genus of herbaceous perennial plants in the family Asteraceae, native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere, with one species in temperate southern South America; the highest species diversity is in North America.
Antennaria Seeds -Pink Pussytoes/Cats Paws
Pussytoes (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.
Antennaria plants can be divided and moved to other locations. To keep the Antennaria looking its best, cut or mow off flower stems after blooming.
USDA Zones: 5 - 9
Height: 4 inches
Width: 10 - 12 inches
Bloom Season: Early spring to mid summer
Bloom Color: Pink
Growth Rate: Slow
Environment: Full sun
Foot Traffic: Moderate
Temperature: Sow at max 41F, germination irregular over several months
Average Germ Time: 42 - 70 days
Light Required: Yes, but not direct sunlight
Depth: Do not cover seed, press lightly in to soil
Soil Type: Sandy to clay, pH 6.2 - 7.2
Sowing Rate: 8 - 12 seeds per plant
Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination