Scientific Name: Anaphalis margaritacea
Common Name: pearly everlasting
Family Name: Asteraceae
Origin: North America
Hardiness Zone: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 °C)
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Mature Size: 0.4 - 0.7m x 0.3 - 0.6m (height x width)
Habit: Upright
Form: Pyramidal - narrowly
Texture: Medium - fine
Landscape Uses: Attract butterflies, Dried flower or fruit, Green roof technology, Herb, Perennial border
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Rocky or gravelly or dry, Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Basal, Sessile, Soft flexible, Pinnate venation, Pubescent, Lanceolate, Linear, Entire
Flowers: Head (capitulum), White, Yellow, Jul-Aug
Fruit: Cypsela (achene + calyx), Black, Sep-Oct
Key ID Features:
Leaves alternate, sessile, narrowly lanceolate, most 3-4(-15)cm long x 5-9(-20)mm wide, silver-gray and woolly undersides; flower heads tiny, globular with whorls of white bracts, many yellow disk florets in centre, arranged in corymbs, Jul-Aug.