How to Grow Anaphalis Plants in your Garden

Gardener's HQ Guide to Growing Pearly Everlasting

The common names for the Hardy perennial Anaphalis plant 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.

The genus belongs to the Aster family (Asteraceae, Compositae). This makes the plant closely related to Daisies and sunflowers.

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

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

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.

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

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.

I hope that you enjoyed this guide on Anaphalis. You may also enjoy the following garden growing guides: How to grow Wedelia trilobata and Gazania plants.