CT DR P
Soil: Gritty to Rocky, Well-drained
Moisture: Average to Dry
Light: Full to Part Sun
Plant Height: 6 to 12 inches
Plant Width: to 12 inches
Landscape Value: Great for a small area ground cover in rock gardens, rocky slopes, or other lean, rocky locations.
Great for dry sunny sites! Low-growing, mat-forming ground cover, usually grown for its velvety leaves, not the white to pale pink flowers. Plants have with two types of leaves: the velvety, spoon-shaped basal leaves occur in rosettes, while smaller leaves occur on flower stalks that rise from the center of the rosettes in spring. Leaves are covered with silver-gray hairs. Terminal flower clusters are white and fuzzy, resembling the pads of a cat’s paw. Tolerates drought. Attracts butterflies and beneficial predatory insects that prey on insect pests. Larval host plant for the American Lady and Painted Lady butterflies. Both deer and rabbits will avoid this plant.
North Carolina State Extension (photos by Kristyna Culp, El Grafo)