Pearly Everlasting

Anaphalis margaritacea

Also called Western Pearly Everlasting

  • Small white button-like flowers with yellow centres
  • Forms a bushy mound of hairy silver-gray foliage
  • Often found along roadsides and in disturbed areas
  • Food source for many butterflies
  • Bloom Time: July to August

ZONE:
3

COLOUR:
White

HEIGHT:
60-80 cm

SPREAD:
30-60 cm

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:


Grows best in an average to moist soil, in full sun and is drought tolerant once established. Anaphalis needs room to spread and should be divided every 3-4 years to avoid centre dieback. Tolerates nutrient-deficient soils.

Additional Notes about Pearly Everlasting:


Native to Ontario

The popular common name is Pearly Everlasting, the proper common name is Western Pearly Everlasting. It hosts larvae from certain butterflies and its leaves are edible when cooked.

Characteristics & Attributes


GROWTH RATE:
Medium
FLOWERING TIME:
Summer
Lt. Sum-Fall
HABIT:
Mounding
FOLIAGE COLOR:
Gray
Silver