Pearly Everlasting (Anaphalis margaritacea)
BLOOM & FRUITS
Pearly everlasting’s papery white, pearl-like blooms start in July and last late into the fall drying on the stalk – can be used in floral arrangements.
USE BY PEOPLE & CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE
Yellow, green, or brown dye can be made from its flowers, stems, and leaves. It was also used medicinally for a range of ailments.
Provides crucial late-season food source for pollinators (native bees, butterflies, and syrphid flies). Attracts beneficial predatory insects like predator wasps and beetles.
Spreads vigorously by rhizomes. Prefers full sun but can tolerate part shade, and does best in well-drained sandy soil. Drought tolerant.
$6.00 – $12.50