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Antennaria Genus

Cat's ears

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterDry

Description

Antennaria genus (Cat's ears). These are evergreen or semi-evergreen perennials. The leaves will form dense mats of rosettes; they are silver-grey in colour. The flowers will bloom in summer.

Characteristics

Perennials, Semi-evergreens or Evergreens, Herbaceous

Origin

The genus name comes from the Latin 'antenna' - a feeler. This refers to the downy heads of the seeds.

Interest and use

Grown for the almost stemless flower heads. Makes good ground cover.

Cultivation

Fully hardy. Needs sun and well drained soil.

Propagation

By seed or division in spring.

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