Pearly Everlasting

Pearly Everlasting

Anaphalis margaritacea You may have seen these blooming from midsummer to fall in the full sun or partial shade along the edge of a field. Big clusters of ½" white papery flowers on 18–24" plants live up to their name and hold their pure white color without turning brown when dried. Best picked for drying before the yellow centers are visible in order to prevent an unattractive exploded look. Also use fresh in bouquets or leave outdoors to attract pollinators. Good for naturalizing in evenly moist soil but will tolerate drought. Known by the Passamaquoddy as “women’s tobacco” because it is milder than Red Willow, and used for calming the mind, for headache and insomnia, and as a smudge or offering. Direct sow after last frost so that plants are 18–24" apart. Perennial, Zones 3-8. ~8,000 seeds/g. Especially attractive to pollinators.

5314 Pearly Everlasting
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A: 0.1g for $2.00  
B: 0.3g for $4.00  
C: 1.2g for $13.00  
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All flowers are annuals except where noted. All flowers are open-pollinated except where noted.

Days in parentheses after a variety indicate days to first bloom.