Also called Western Pearly Everlasting
More About Anaphalis margaritacea
- 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
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.
Pearly Everlasting 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.
Anaphalis margaritacea Characteristics
Average to Dry Soils
Moist to Average
Flowering TimeLt. Sum-Fall
Landscape usesRooftop (extensive)