Small, white flower clusters.

Antennaria parlinii ssp. fallax

Parlin's Pussytoes

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Parlin’s Pussytoes is a small, silvery-gray perennial wildflower found in the northeastern regions of North America, with tiny, velvety...

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Antennaria parlinii ssp. fallax, commonly known as Parlin’s pussytoes, is a delicate and diminutive sub-species of the Antennaria parlinii plant family, primarily found in the northeastern regions of North America. This low-growing perennial herb is characterized by its small, silvery-gray leaves covered in soft, fine hairs, which give the plant a velvety appearance. Its tiny, inconspicuous flowers, which are typically white to pale pink, form in compact clusters, resembling a kitten’s paw, hence the name “pussytoes.” Parlin’s pussytoes is well-adapted to thrive in dry, rocky, and open habitats, often found in meadows, rocky outcrops, and woodland clearings. This charming wildflower not only adds a touch of subtle beauty to its surroundings but also provides essential nectar and pollen for various pollinators, making it a valuable component of local ecosystems.

Plant Details:

Plant Type: Flower, Perennial, Groundcover

New Jersey Native: Yes

Bloom Times: Spring, Late Spring to Early Summer

Bloom Colors: White

Deer Resistance: High

Attracts Pollinators and Wildlife: Bees and Other Pollinators, Butterflies

Salt Tolerance: Medium

Hardiness Zone: 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b

Physiographic Region: All Regions in NJ

Soil Characteristics

Soil Type: Loam, Sandy

Soil Moisture: Dry

Soil pH: Acidic, Slightly Acidic

Light Needs of Plant

Light Range: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Water Needs of Plant

Soil Moisture: Dry

Drought Tolerance: High

Size and Growth Rate

Height: 0.5 - 1 ft

Spread: 0.75 - 1.5 ft

Growth Rate: Medium