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A small, woolly groundcover with cute white flowers from April-June which are fuzzy both in appearance and to the touch. Flowers turn to loose tufts of wind-dispersed seeds over the summer, although this species is slow to seed in and spreads mainly by short rhizomes. Leaves are basal and densely fuzzy, giving them an attractive grey color. Tolerates drought, gravel, sand, shallow soil, acid soil, and dry partial shade (although it does prefer some sun). Host plant to the American Painted Lady (Vanessa virginiensis) . The common name of this species, 'pussytoes' comes from the alleged resemblance of the fuzzy flowerheads to the toes of a cat. An excellent groundcover for dry, rocky places with poor soil and good drainage.

Dry ToAverage
Sun To Part Shade
6-12 inch tall
Plant Hardiness Zones: 3a-8b
Deer Resistant

Native Range: ME south to GA, west to TX and north to SD and MN. Native to Canada in MB, ON, QC, NB, PE, and NS

Germination - Moderately Difficult: Cold stratify 8 weeks. Surface sow.

Parlin's Pussytoes in a 3.5 inch pot $14.75 (Temporarily Sold Out*)

Parlin's Pussytoes Seed Packet $5.00

*We normally carry this item but are temporarily sold out. We expect to have it available again as soon as our plants in production reach sufficient size/maturity or we harvest more seed. In some cases, plants may be recovering from caterpillar damage (Monarchs love our Milkweed), wind or hail damage, rampaging woodchucks, downed trees, or other natural issues. We are constantly updating our web site so please check back again.

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