from the USDA website: states where
Antennaria plantaginifolia is native
Antennaria plantaginifolia - Women's
Given the choice between landscaping fabric and a
living groundcover, I always pick the groundcover.
This North American native is a good example of an
undervalued perennial. Antennaria grows best in dry
shade, but will need some extra water if grown in
full sun, especially in a hot dry climate.
In nature you will find this North American native
growing in colonies along the woodland edge and in
open woods. The foliage is mat-forming, with grey-green
leaves, while the white flowers are 8-10" tall.
It does form larger colonies and will spread into
perennials and grasses, but is not considered to be
Ideal conditions: woodland edge
or dry open woods; in hot and dry conditions, provide
some extra water
Height: 15-20 cm (6-8")
Flowers: 40-50 cm (16-20"');
white, open clusters, profuse blooms; May- to June
Poa glauca 'Blue Hills'
Zone: 3-8 (find
your zone; further info on plant hardiness)
Season of interest: while blooming;
foliage remains attractive for the rest of the season,
however in hot dry climates the leaves are less attractive,
therefore shade is recommended
When to divide: spring