Description

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**This plant is native to Northern Michigan

Growing Requirements:

  • Prefers moist to wet, well-drained soil
  • Thrives in full sun to partial shade
  • Tolerant of a wide range of soil types, including sandy and clay soils
  • Drought-tolerant once established
  • Hardy in USDA zones 3-8

Features:

Silverweed (Potentilla anserina), also known as Goose Tansy, is a resilient perennial herb prized for its silvery-gray foliage and cheerful yellow flowers. Blooming from late spring to early summer, this native plant is ideal for moist meadows, stream banks, and garden edges, offering both aesthetic appeal and ecological benefits. Its low-growing habit and spreading nature make it a versatile ground cover that adds texture and brightness to naturalized landscapes.

Mature Size and Form:

In optimal conditions, Silverweed can reach a height of 6 to 12 inches with a spread of 12 to 24 inches. Its trailing stems are adorned with pinnate leaves covered in silky hairs, giving the plant a silvery sheen. The bright yellow, five-petaled flowers emerge in clusters atop slender stems, creating a carpet of color that attracts pollinators and enhances the garden's visual interest.

Benefits to the Local Ecosystem:

Silverweed offers several ecological benefits, enriching the local ecosystem and supporting biodiversity:

  • Pollinator Attraction: Its yellow flowers attract bees, butterflies, and other pollinators, promoting pollination and biodiversity in the garden.
  • Erosion Control: The dense root system of Silverweed helps stabilize soil along stream banks, slopes, and other erosion-prone areas, making it an excellent choice for erosion control.
  • Wildlife Habitat: The foliage provides cover and nesting sites for small wildlife, while the flowers offer nectar and pollen for pollinators, contributing to habitat diversity and ecological balance.
  • Visual Appeal: With its silvery foliage and bright yellow flowers, Silverweed adds contrast and beauty to gardens, meadows, and naturalized areas, creating a vibrant and dynamic landscape.
  • Low Maintenance: Once established, Silverweed is relatively low-maintenance, requiring minimal care. Its adaptability to various soil types and moisture levels makes it an excellent choice for gardeners seeking a resilient and visually appealing plant that enhances the ecological value of their garden.