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Anaphalis margaritacea

Also called Western Pearly Everlasting


Photo Courtesy of Fernridge Landscaping

Photo Courtesy of Fernridge Landscaping

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

Interesting Notes:

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.

Zone:

3

Height:

60-80 cm

Spread:

30-60 cm

Colour:

White
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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

Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Edible
Edible
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall
Summer

Habit

Mounding

Foliage Color

Silver
Gray

Landscape uses

Rooftop (extensive)
Naturalizing

 Suitable Substitutions for Anaphalis margaritacea

Asteromea mongolica

Asteromea mongolica

Japanese Aster