Antennaria dioica

Cat's ears

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Hardy perennial

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Antennaria dioica

Plant details

Cat's ears, Antennaria dioca, is a neat, mat-forming plant, perfect for growing at the edge of borders, in rockeries and in gaps between paving stones. It bears little rosettes of grey-green woolly leaves, and masses of small pink or white flowers on short stems in summer.

For best results, grow Antennaria dioca in a hot, sunny spot in poor, dry soil. It looks beautiful when combined with creeping thyme. Simply cut off or mow flowers after blooming.

Family: Asteraceae

Genus: Antennaria

Species: dioica

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Grey

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 5cm

Spread: 45cm

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