Antennaria dioica

Antennaria dioica

Cat's ears

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Antennaria dioica
  • Common name: Cat's ears
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 15cm

Spread: 45cm

Flower colour:
  • White
Foliage colour:
  • Silver
  • Features: Flowers

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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.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Front
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Maintenance: Succeeds on poor soil
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

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