Antennaria rosea

Rosy Pussytoes

Plant Type: Perennial
Sun: Sun
Drainage: Well-draining
Water: Occasional
Height X Width: 1' X 2'
Santa Clara County Local: No
What do these mean?



The sunflower family, asteraceae, is one of the world’s most diverse and widespread. In California alone it represents about 1400 taxa (species, subspecies and varieties). Without knowledge of the ins and outs of plant taxonomy, one would hardly think that the plants in this widely varying group belonged together. Some members look like what we think of when we think of sunflowers: large yellow flowers over solid green leaves. Others look like...rosy pussytoes. This widespread groundcover grows as a low mat of dense gray leaves. The flowers stocks are often pink-hued and rounded at the tips, which explains the common name. Provide rosy pussyoes with sun and well-draining soil.


Deer Resistant: No
Attractive to Bees: Yes
Attractive to Butterflies: Yes
Good Under Oaks: No
Evergreen or Deciduous: Evergreen