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Anaphalis triplinervis AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Herbaceous Perennial

Habit

Clump-forming

Resilience

Hardiness

H7 (very hardy)

Colour

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Grey/Silver in Autumn, Spring and Summer

Size

Ultimate height

0.1-0.5 metres

Ultimate spread

0.5-1 metres

Time to ultimate height

2-5 years


Preferred common name

triple-nerved pearly everlasting

Family

Asteraceae


Anaphalis are perennials, mostly white-hairy, with narrow leaves and clusters of small, papery white everlasting flowers

A. triplinervis is an herbaceous perennial with white-woolly stems bearing narrowly elliptic, three or five-veined, greyish-green leaves, white-felted beneath. Small, white everlasting flowers in loose terminal clusters

Synonym(s)

  • Antennaria triplinervis

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

  • South-facing, East-facing, West-facing or North-facing
  • Exposed or Sheltered

Cultivation

Grows in any moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun, although it can also tolerate partial shade. It thrives in moist soils but dislikes winter wet

Soil

  • Moist but well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Loam, Chalk or Sand

Propagation

Propagate by seed sown in pots in a cold frame in spring. Alternatively propagate by division in early spring or root softwood cuttings in spring or early summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Flower borders and beds, Cut Flowers or Cottage/Informal Garden


How to care

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free