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Anaphalis margaritacea (Pearly Everlasting)

Pearly Everlasting

AGM Award
Anaphalis Margaritacea, Pearly Everlasting, wild flower, white flowers

Ideal to complement colorful perennials in beds or borders, award-winner Pearly Everlasting (Anaphalis margaritacea) is a rewarding bushy perennial topped with bountiful clusters of long-lasting, buttonlike flowers which are perfect for dried floral arrangements. Small, with golden-yellow disks and pearly white, papery, translucent bracts resembling petals, they are borne on erect stems, clad with lance-shaped leaves that are gray-green on top, white and woolly underneath. Their edges are rolled upward, giving the appearance of silvery margins.

  • Granted the Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society, this North American native perennial grows in upright clumps, up to 2-3 ft. tall (60-90 cm), and spreads 2 ft. wide (60 cm).
  • Blooming from mid-summer to fall, it dies to its roots in winter and springs to life in the spring.
  • Provides color and contrast to beds, and borders. Effective in prairies, meadows, and wildflower gardens.
  • Best grown in full sun or part shade in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Prefers full sun and sandy soils. Tolerates dry conditions and poor soils!
  • The flowers are attractive to bees and butterflies, but deer and rabbit resistant!
  • Low maintenance, drought tolerant, it is disease resistant! May spread aggressively in optimum growing conditions.
  • Native to Asia, North America.

Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 8
Heat Zones 1 - 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Compositae
Genus Anaphalis
Common names Everlasting
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 18" - 24"
(50cm - 60cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Native Plants United States, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, Pennsylvania, New York, Delaware, Connecticut, Maryland, Maine, Massachusetts, Rocky Mountains, Southwest, Southeast, Pacific Northwest, Alaska, Northeast, Midwest, California, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, South Dakota, Missouri, Kansas, Minnesota, Illinois, Oregon, Idaho, Washington, Tennessee, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Montana, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Rabbit, Dry Soil
Attracts Bees, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage
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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
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Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 8
Heat Zones 1 - 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Compositae
Genus Anaphalis
Common names Everlasting
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 18" - 24"
(50cm - 60cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Native Plants United States, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, Pennsylvania, New York, Delaware, Connecticut, Maryland, Maine, Massachusetts, Rocky Mountains, Southwest, Southeast, Pacific Northwest, Alaska, Northeast, Midwest, California, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, South Dakota, Missouri, Kansas, Minnesota, Illinois, Oregon, Idaho, Washington, Tennessee, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Montana, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Rabbit, Dry Soil
Attracts Bees, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage
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Do I Need?
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