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Anaphalis margaritacea


Anaphalis margaritacea (pearly everlasting) has crisp white flowers attractive to butterflies and which are useful for drying.

Anaphalis margaritacea also known as pearly everlasting has crisp papery white flowers used for dried winter ornaments. It blooms in the garden long after all other flowers are past. Can also be used to border gravel driveways. It looks nice in combination with the blue violet flowers of native asters or showy daisy. The whole plant can be used for dyes or as incense, and it has been used as medicine in the past.

Common Name: Pearly Everlasting

Family: Asteraceae (The Aster/Daisy Family)

Zone Hardiness: 2-9

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade

Height: 12-24"

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer - Fall

Soil Moisture: Average, Dry

Stem Colour:



Benefits: Butterflies

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: Yes

Native Habitat: Moist to dry meadows, open forests, logging units, fields and roadsides in the lowland, montane and subalpine zones.


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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