This is indeed an ‘everlasting’ flower, so it is excellent for cutting or drying. It has papery ½” flowers that form in clusters. The underside of the leaves are cover in tiny hairs, so they have a fuzzy wooly look & feel. The plants tolerate poor soil & dry conditions with ease. The Pearly Everlasting is an important larval host & nectar plant for the beautiful Painted Lady Butterfly, and you can enjoy its unique fragrance that is something like a combination of lavender & cumin.
NAME: Pearly Everlasting OTHER COMMON NAMES: Western Pearly Everlasting / Rabbit Tobacco SCIENTIFIC NAME: Anaphalis Margaritacea COLOR: White with silvery foliage PLANT SEEDS: Outdoors after frost / Indoors weeks before last frost BLOOM TIME: Late Summer HARDINESS ZONE: 4 - 8 PLANT HEIGHT: 18 - 24" PLANT SPACING: 18 - 24" LIGHT REQUIREMENTS: Sun - Part Shade SOIL & WATER PREFERENCES: Average - Dry