Antennaria rosea – Buy alpines


Charming rose pink flowers in spring popping out from a low silver carpet.

Fairly easy plant for novice gardeners.

Grown in handy 9 cm pots:

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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.

RHS Award of Garden MeritHow easy is it to grow:
This has won the RHS Award of Garden Merit [1]. 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

Mature Antennaria rosea flowers.
Mature Antennaria rosea flowers.

The best position in the garden:

Requires sun.

Requires sun.

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.

[1] Royal Horticultural Society – opens in a separate window.

Additional information

Weight .25 kg


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