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Pearly Everlasting
Anaphalis margaritacea
  
About Pearly Everlasting (Anaphalis margaritacea) 10 Nurseries Carry This Plant 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 to a height of 3 feet, with active growth during the spring and summer. Flowers are yellow and striking, and bloom in the early summer. Leaves are medium green and deciduous. It tends to grow in disturbed or recently burned places, at elevations from 0-8500 feet. This species is not to be confused with some plants in the genus Pseudognaphalium which are similar in appearance and also known as Everlasting.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Size
Size
3 - 4 ft tall
4 ft wide

Form
Form
Upright, Mounding

Growth Rate
Growth Rate
Fast

Dormancy
Dormancy
Summer Deciduous, Summer Semi-Deciduous, Winter Deciduous

Flower Color
Flower Color
Yellow, White

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Summer

Wildlife Supported
 
Numerous insects

 
Butterflies & moths hosted ( 7 confirmed , 5 likely * ) SHOW ALL
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Platyptilia williamsiiPlatyptilia williamsii
Sparganothis senecionana Image
Sparganothis senecionanaSparganothis senecionana

Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Part Shade, Full Sun

Moisture
Moisture
Very Low

Summer Irrigation
Summer Irrigation
Max 2x / month once established

Nurseries
Nurseries

Ease of Care
Ease of Care
Moderately Easy

Cold Tolerance
Cold Tolerance
Tolerates cold to -5° F

Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage
Fast, Medium, Slow

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

Common uses
Common uses
Deer Resistant, Butterfly Gardens

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

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

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

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Disturbed places

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 10.1" - 148.0", Summer Precipitation: 0.19" - 5.36", Coldest Month: 20.9" - 53.7", Hottest Month: 41.6" - 80.0", Humidity: 0.01" - 31.05", Elevation: -253" - 13187"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Common Pearleverlasting, Pearly-everlasting, Western Pearly Everlasting, Western Pearlyeverlasting


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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