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Antennaria dioica Red Wonder
Red Pussy-toes
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Zone 3 to Zone 9
Plant Shapes: Carpet
1.043.150

(=‘Rotes Wunder’) This adorable little carpeting perennial is at home in the sunny rock garden, alpine trough garden or growing between flagstones. It forms a flat carpet of tiny silver-grey leaves, with taller stems of fuzzy cherry-red flowers in late spring. Cut or mow off flower stems after blooming if desired. A tough plant especially suited to hot sunny locations and poor, dry soil. Very drought tolerant. Easily divided in spring by simply ripping the clump apart into smaller pieces. Tolerates light foot traffic. Could be used as a lawn substitute in a small area. Evergreen.


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Conditions     Appearance    
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun

Soil Type
  Loamy
  Sandy

Soil pH
  Acid
  Alkaline
  Neutral

Soil Moisture
  Dry

Care Level
  Easy

Foot Traffic
  Light

Rate of Spread
  Medium
Flower Colour
  Deep Pink
  Red

Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring

Foliage Color
  Silver

Plant Characteristics
  Lawn Substitute
  Between Flagstones
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Evergreen
  Ground Cover

Flower Head Size
  Small

Height
   5-10 cm
   2-4 inches

Spread
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches


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