Guide to Growing Pearly everlasting

The common names for the Hardy perennial Anaphalis is Pearly everlasting. It typically flowers throughout the summer.

Anaphalis are small to medium in size that can grow stems from 20 to 90 cm in height.

Pearly everlasting has clusters of white flowers. They make ideal plants for growing in borders or beds.

Anaphalis, Pearly everlasting
Brother Alfred Brousseau @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database

Anaphalis margaritacea (Pearly everlasting) by Charl de Mille-Isles.

How to Grow Anaphalis

It is best to sow Anaphalis on the soil surface then to cover with a light dusting of soil, with a spacing of 20 to 30 cm in the early spring, before the last frost.

Pearly everlasting prefers either partly shady conditions or full sunlight, and are tolerant of dry weather. The soil should be well-drained. Anaphalis requires between 10 and 70 days to germinate, if starting indoors it is best to germinate seeds at 13 to 18 degrees centigrade. They should be grown seven weeks prior to putting outside in the late spring after the last frost.

Caring for Pearly Everlasting in the Garden

Pearly everlasting is easy to look after as they are tolerant of dry conditions, by cutting off the dead heads of flowers a second bloom is often possible.

Great Gardening Products from Amazon

Follow GardenersHQ

Gardeners HQ Twitter Follow


If you enjoy the information on this site, then you'll love my book: The GardenersHQ Plant Growing Guide

Gardening Book

It is available for just $4.95 on Amazon USA and Amazon UK
or from iBooks.

The guide contains information and pictures to help you identify and grow nearly 500 different genera of plants from seeds and bulbs in your Garden.

Download the PDF (for printing out), MOBI (for Amazon Kindle), and ePub (for most other readers and iPad) files and get a $1.00 discount by clicking here.

Genus Index A

Get the GardenersHQ Newsletter

* indicates required