Pearly Everlasting – Native Plant Spotlight

Pearly Everlasting, Mary Johnson photo

Pearly Everlasting (Anaphalis margaritacea)

Accent your landscape with a touch of elegance by planting Pearly Everlasting. In the wild, this species can be found dotting prairies and mountain meadows across most of North America. This native groundcover will enchant you with its clusters of pearl-like blooms which dry out on the stalk and endure through the season. Pearly Everlasting’s flowers make excellent additions to dried floral arrangements and traditionally were used for a variety of medicinal purposes. This perennial is easy-to-grow, prefers dry soil, and will thrive in full sun to partial shade.

Anaphalis margaritacea is drought tolerant and will multiply in your landscape through runners. Plant Pearly Everlasting in combination with asters and goldenrods for a charming native composition.

Caroline Boschetto, AmeriCorps Projects Coordinator, Community Agriculture Engagement

Sources:
US Forest Service Plant of the Week: Pearly Everlasting
King County Native Plant Guide: Pearly Everlasting
Featured Photo Credit: © Greg Rabourn

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