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Anaphalis margaritacea

pearly everlasting

Host plant to the American lady butterfly, pearly everlasting will establish and form clumps in poor, sandy soils. The fuzzy leaf and stem has a silvery appearance, offering great visual interest well before the delightfully peculiar bloom. Plant in rock gardens or to fill wide areas on slopes and in sunny gardens with few tall perennials that might shade it out.

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Height: 1-3 ft
Spread: 1-2 ft
Hardiness Zone: 3-8


Bloom Color: White

Characteristics & Attributes

Cultivation Status
Species
Exposure
Sun
Part Shade
Soil Moisture
Dry
Average
Ecoregion
(83) Eastern Great Lakes Lowlands
(59) Northeastern Coastal Zone
(84) Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens
(82) Acadian Plains and Hills
(58) Northeastern Highlands
Ornamental Interest
Summer Bloom
Attracts Wildlife
Host Plant
Pollinator Powerhouse Plant
Attracts Butterflies
Additional Attributes
Low Maintenance


North American Distribution


Photo by Dan Jaffe (c) Native Plant Trust
Photo by Dan Jaffe (c) Native Plant Trust
Photo by Frank Bramley (c) Native Plant Trust
Photo by Frank Bramley (c) Native Plant Trust