Antennaria rosea description
This is a very attractive plant, whether in flower or not.
It makes a low silver carpet and has bright rose pink flowers in spring.
How easy is it to grow:
This has won the RHS Award of Garden Merit . To win this impressive accolade the plants must have outstanding excellence for decorating a garden, be robust, not require highly specialist growing conditions or care and not be particularly susceptible to any pest or disease.
Good for the front of a dry border, along a path, among paving, in containers, an alpine bed or rock garden, or by a patio and is easy in a reasonably drained soil.
Common name: Rosy Pussytoes, or Rosy Cat’s foot
The best position in the garden:
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, for a small spot.
Can it be used for planting amongst paving?
Yes, it doesn’t mind being trodden on sometimes.
What type of soil:
Any reasonable soil, also tolerates acidic soil.
How much moisture:
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Trim off old flower stems.
Size of plant:
Height 5 cm.
Spread 30 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 10 plants per square metre.
Buy alpine and rockery plants for your container, raised bed, rockery, patio’s and borders.
 Royal Horticultural Society – opens in a separate window.