Anaphalis margaritacea

Pearly Everlasting is a clump-forming, bushy perennial in the Aster/Sunflower family. The narrow leaves are a unique grayish-green and coated with woolly, white hairs. This plant thrives best in full sun and prefers drier soil conditions. Flowers are white with yellow centers. The plant is dioecious, meaning the pollen-producing male flowers and seed-producing female flowers occur on separate plants. A single Pearly Everlasting plant will produce either all male or female flowers. In the wild, it can be found in dry prairies, open woodlands and dry meadows. The foliage of this native species is a host to the American Lady butterfly.

Sun Exposure

Full to Part Sun

Bloom Time

June to Sept

Soil Moisture

Medium to Dry

Plant Height

1-2 Feet

Host plant to

American Lady Butterflies