Botanical Name: Anaphalis margaritacea
En Français: Anaphale marguerite, Immortelle blanche
Pearly Everlasting has masses of beautiful white button flowers with yellow eyes at the ends of the stems from early summer to early fall, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its attractive tomentose narrow leaves emerge silver in spring, turning grayish green in colour throughout the season.
Grows well in the perennial border when mixed with brightly colored flowers. Also effective in dry meadows or prairies, native plantings and wildflower gardens.
Planting and Care Considerations
Pearly everlasting plants are drought tolerant. Watering causes the stolons to spread, so if you want just a small stand of the plant, withhold water and don’t fertilize. This plant will easily colonize without fertilization. In most cases, fertilizing will cause pearly everlasting problems such as unwanted spreading.
Spread: Up to 55 cm - 2 feet
Best Soil: Sandy Loam
Growth Habit: Easily grown. Prefers full sun and somewhat dry, sandy conditions.