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 is covered 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 the 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