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Plant type

Perennial herb

Size

3 - 4 ft Tall
4 ft Wide

Form

Upright, Mounding

Growth rate

Fast

Dormancy

Summer Deciduous, Summer Semi-deciduous, Winter Deciduous

Color

Yellow, White

Flowering season

Summer

Common uses

Deer resistant

Pearly Everlasting (Anaphalis margaritacea) is a native perennial herb in the Asteraceae (Sunflower) family that grows primarily in northern and central California. It is fast growing and short-lived. It grows in an upright form, with active growth during the spring and summer.

Flowers are yellow and striking, blooming in early summer. Leaves are medium green and deciduous. Pearly Everlasting tends to grow in disturbed or recently burned places, at elevations from 0 to 8500 feet. This species is not to be confused with those plants in the genus Pseudognaphalium that are similar in appearance and also known as Everlasting.

Sun

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Water

Low, Moderate

Summer irrigation

Max 2x / month once established

Ease of care

Moderate

Cold tolerance

Tolerates cold to -5° F

Soil drainage

Fast,Medium,Slow

Soil description

Tolerates sandy or clay soils.
Soil PH: 5.2 - 6.6

Propagation

For propagating by seed: No treatment. (Emery and Frey 1971).

Sunset Zones

1, 2, 3, 4*, 5*, 6*, 7*, 8, 9*, 10, 11, 14*, 15*, 16*, 17*, 18*, 19*, 20*, 21*, 22*, 23*, 24*

This plant will work with many forest, woodland and chaparral plants, especially those of the Sierra and the Coast Ranges.

Caterpillars
Pollinators

Butterflies and moths supported

7 confirmed and 5 likely

Confirmed Likely

Clepsis fucana

Cremastobombycia grindeliella

Everlasting Bud Moth

Eublemma minima

Hellinsia phoebus

Site type

Disturbed places

Plant communities

Chaparral, Foothill Woodland, Lodgepole Forest, Red Fir Forest, Subalpine Forest, Valley Grassland, Yellow Pine Forest,