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Pussy Toes

Pussy Toes

Pussy Toes

In the present era of #MeToo, the art of flirting with one another should never be minimized. Let's embrace our sexuality and nurture it in all its forms.pussy-toes, also spelled Pussy’s-toes, any of several species of low-growing, gray-white, wooly plants of a genus (Antennaria) in the aster family (Asteraceae), native to North and South America, northern Europe, and Asia. Typically the basal leaves are large, with smaller and fewer leaves along the upright stem. Some species cultivated for the dried flower heads, in clusters resembling a cat’s paw (hence “pussy-toes”), are also called everlasting. A few species are grown in rock gardens.

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Pussytoes are usually grown for their velvety leaves rather than the white to pale pink flower. The late spring flowers look like tiny cat's feet, thus the name. These flowers will reach up to about a foot in height, but the leaves grow at ground level. Spreading by rhizomes, Pussytoes provide a good ground cover for dry areas such as rock gardens. Parts of the plant are poisonous so deer and rabbits and other small animals won't touch them.A. plantaginifolia and A. neglecta can be difficult to differentiate; their primary differences exist in their leaves. A. plantaginifolia has broader leaves with 3-5 prominent veins compared to the 1-2 prominent veins seen in the narrower leaves of A. neglecta. A. neglecta also tends to be shorter. Both are host larvae hosts for the American Painted Lady (Vanessa virginensis).

Each species is different, so be sure to check the GERMINATION CODE listed on the website, in the catalog, or on your seed packet. Then, follow the GERMINATION INSTRUCTIONS prior to planting. Some species don't need any pre-treatment to germinate, but some species have dormancy mechanisms that must be broken before the seed will germinate. Some dormancy can be broken in a few minutes, but some species take months or even years.BARE ROOT PLANTS are shipped during optimal transplanting time: Spring (April-May) and Fall (Oct). Some ephemeral species are also available for summer shipping. Since our plants are field-grown, Nature sets the schedule each year as to when our season will begin and end. We fill all orders, on a first-come, first-serve basis, to the best of our ability depending on weather conditions beyond our control. (Source: www.prairiemoon.com)

 

 

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