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Growing Pearly Everlasting Plants In The Garden

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

Once you?ve learned how to take care of pearly everlasting and the range of its uses, you may want to include the wildflower in several areas of the landscape. Read this article to learn more.

How to Grow Anaphalis Plants in your Garden

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.

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

Plant Selections

Before picking plants for your butterfly garden, decide which butterflies you’re hoping to attract. While some butterflies are attracted to several types of plants, other species are much more selective. For example, the American painted lady enjoys a range of plants, from delicate white pearly everlasting to vibrant sunflowers, prickly purple thistles and bright yellow golden yarrow. The West Coast lady, on the other hand, prefers to feed on checkerblooms with small clusters of delicate pink flowers.

Benefits of Pearly Everlasting

Besides the fact that it is a nectar plant for many insects and butterflies, the American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis) butterflies depend on it as a host plant.

Other attributes include: easy to care for, deer and rabbit resistant, wonderful fragrance when rubbing its leaves and flowers, attractive silver/gray foliage and makes a great candidate (often used) for dried flowers arrangements (it holds its pure white color). This plant adds a lot of dimensions to a butterfly garden!

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