Anaphalis margaritacea

Anaphalis margaritacea

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Description

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Soil Moisture: Mesic (Medium) – Xeric (Dry)
Sun: Full Sun – Part Sun
Height:  1-3 feet
Bloom Color:  White
Blooms: June – September

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Suggested Uses: Pearly Everlasting is an excellent plant to use for shoreline restoration projects. Great in dry, gravelly or sandy soil. It also grows especially well along a woodland edge or in part shade in dry, sandy soils. This plant is one of the host plants for the Painted lady butterfly caterpillar. Plant it as a food source for these butterflies!  Grows well under evergreens. Excellent in dry flower arrangements.

Native Range:  Pearly Everlasting is native throughout much of the U.S. and Canada, the one exception being the South. Minnesota: Native to Central and Northeastern Minnesota.

Pollinators: Host plant for American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis) and Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui) butterflies.

Flowers:  Cluster of white composite flowers with pearly white bracts.

Leaves:  Soft and woolly, gray-green leaves that are narrow in form.

More Information: USDA plant profile

Photo credit: Pendragon39 [Public domain]

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Weight 1 lbs
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