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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
mountain everlasting cat's ear
cat's foot moor everlasting mountain cat's foot mountain cudweed purple mountain cottonweed
Antennaria candida Antennaria dioica hort. var. minima
Antennaria dioica hort. var. tomentosa Antennaria tomentosa hort. Gnaphalium dioicum
Antennaria are mat-forming, evergreen or semi-evergreen perennials with small, everlasting flowers on short erect stems. Male and female flowers are borne on separate plants
A. dioica is a semi-evergreen perennial forming a mat of spoon-shaped leaves which are white-hairy beneath, with erect stems to 10cm in height, bearing fluffy white or pink flower-heads in late spring and early summer
Temp. N Hemisphere
Habit Mat forming
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
SoilLoam, Chalk, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Up to 10 cm
Time to ultimate height
Grow in any well-drained, moderately fertile soil in full sun. Grows well in rock gardens or as groundcover at the front of a border. The flowerheads may be dried for use in flower arrangements. Seen here (front right) in a planted trough with phlox, jovibarba, saxifrage and a dwarf larch
Propagate by seed
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Ground Cover Cut Flowers Low Maintenance
Gravel Garden Patio & Container Plants Rock Garden
Pruning No pruning required
Pests Generally pest free
Generally disease free
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