Pearly Everlasting Anaphalis Margaritacea is a perennial plant that belongs to the Asteraceae family, and this flowering perennial is native to the northern regions North America including Canada and the United States. Pearly Everlasting seeds germinate rapidly, and this popular groundcover grows up to 3 feet tall featuring grayish-green foliage with narrow, lance-shaped leaves and producing clusters of small, white, button-like flowers that are about 1/4 inch in diameter. Anaphalis Margaritacea blooms in late summer, and its flowers remain on the plant through fall and into winter, providing a source of visual interest and texture in the garden.
Pearly Everlasting is easy to grow and care for, making it a popular choice among gardeners. Anaphalis Margaritacea seeds have to be slightly pressed into the soil and not covered. Pearly Everlasting is often grown as a groundcover or ornamental plant, and it looks especially superb in the perennial border when mixed with brightly colored flowers. Another uses include dry meadows or prairies, native plantings and wildflower gardens. Once established, Pearly Everlasting prefers well-draining soil and full sun to partial shade tolerating poor soil, drought conditions and demonstrating good resistance to pests and diseases. Anaphalis margaritacea is also used in the production of floral arrangements and wreaths. The dried flowers and stems are long-lasting and retain their shape and color, making them a popular choice for creating decorative pieces. Anaphalis margaritacea has a variety of medicinal uses. Native American tribes traditionally used the plant to treat a variety of ailments, including colds, coughs, fevers, and digestive issues.
Height: 12-36 Inches
Bloom Season: Summer
Environment: Sun/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Average/Poor/Dry/Moist well-drained, pH 6-8
USDA Zones: 3-8
Sow Indoors: Winter/Spring (4-6 weeks before last frost)
Sow Outdoors: Spring/Fall
Seed Depth: Surface sowing - press seeds slightly into the soil
Germination Time: 14-21 Days