Mountain everlasting

Antennaria dioica

Mountain everlasting - Antennaria dioica

Common Name: Mountain everlasting
Genus: Antennaria
Species: dioica

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Suitable for ground cover, Suitable for growing in containers, Good for a rock garden

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.05 m (5 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.45 m (45 cm)

Foliage Type: Semi EvergreenFlower Colour: Pink, White
Foliage Colour: Green, Grey/SilverFlowering Period: May & June

Soil Type: Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained

A native of cool mountaineous regions in Europe, Asia and North America this creeping semi-evergreen perennial will form a low carpet of grey green spoon-shaped leaves and fuzzy-looking white (male) or pink (female) flowers in late spring and early summer. Once established this little alpine will cope well with drought and is ideal for filling gaps between paving slabs or in dry stone walls. A perfect ingredient in an alpine trough it also works well in smaller pots as a speciman plant on a sunny patio where you can enjoy it close up.

  • Garden care: After the flowers have faded cut back the flower stems. Lift and divide overlarge clumps in spring.