Height: 10-15cm (4-6in)

Planting: distance 45cm (1.5 ft)

Features: flowers spring to summer

Soil: light, well-drained

Site: sun

Type: evergreen rock plant

Antennaria is good for covering paving, for rock gardens and for overplanting dwarf bulbs. Irs greyish, spatula-like leaves form a dense mar, covering an area up to 45cm (l /*ft) across.

From late spring ro early summer it carries clusters of tiny, tutted flowers in white, pink or crimson.

Popular species

Antennaria dioica ‘Nyewoods’ has crimson flowers and grows up to Iocm (4in) high. Antennaria parviflora (syn. A. dioica ‘Apnea’) has bright, silvergrey foliage and white flowers. Antennaria rosea (syn. A. parviflora “Rosea”) has deep pink flowers and reaches a height of 15cm (6in).


Plant well-rooted nursery plants in light, well-drained soil in a sunny position between early autumn and early spring.

Propagation: Divide in early to mid spring and replant immediately in permanent positions.

Pests and diseases: Mostly trouble free.

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