perennial

Pearly Everlasting

Anaphalis margaritacea

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Pearly Everlasting (Anaphalis margaritacea) at Creekside Home & Garden

Pearly Everlasting flowers

Pearly Everlasting flowers

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Height:  24 inches

Spread:  18 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  1b

Ornamental Features

Pearly Everlasting has masses of beautiful white button flowers with yellow eyes at the ends of the stems from early summer to early fall, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its attractive tomentose narrow leaves emerge silver in spring, turning grayish green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Pearly Everlasting is an herbaceous perennial with a mounded form. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Spreading

Pearly Everlasting is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens

Planting & Growing

Pearly Everlasting will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 8 years.

This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This species is native to parts of North America. It can be propagated by division.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Edging  Garden  Naturalizing 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Texture  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features