Pearly Everlasting

Pearly Everlasting

Botanical Name: Anaphalis margaritacea

En Français: Anaphale marguerite, Immortelle blanche

Colour: White

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.

Other Characteristics

Pollinators: Bees, Butterflies

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

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.

Aster, Grasses, Sedum, Verbana

Spread: Up to 55 cm - 2 feet


Best Soil: Sandy Loam

Growth Habit: Easily grown. Prefers full sun and somewhat dry, sandy conditions.