Antennaria neglecta - Prairie Everlasting
This low growing selection is ideal for rock gardens or rocky slopes as it forms a soil grabbing mat that explodes into a carpet of wooly white bloom in spring and early summer. The stems, foliage, and blooms are all fuzzy creating great garden texture. Host for the American Painted Lady Caterpillar.
- Host for the American Painted Lady caterpillar
- Outstanding for attracting native pollinators
- Thrives in poor, lean, well drained soils
- Outstanding texture and soil-holding ability
- Long bloom time in the landscape
Map Credit: The Biota of North America
Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)
INTERESTING FACTSServes as an effective ground cover in rocky areas in the landscape. This resilient plant has remarkable adaptability to dry conditions.
Prefers full sun, medium to dry conditions, and rocky or gravelly soil. Young plants should be kept well-watered during hot summer weather.