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Anaphalis margaritacea var. yedoensis

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Characteristics

Plant type

Herbaceous Perennial

Habit

Clump-forming

Resilience

Hardiness

old H4 (hardy)

Colour

Flower

White in Autumn and Summer

Foliage

Green, Grey/Silver and White in Autumn, Spring and Summer

Size

Ultimate height

0.1-0.5 metres

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

2-5 years


Preferred common name

Yedoan pearly everlasting

Family

Asteraceae


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

A. margaritacea var. yedoensis is an herbaceous perennial forming a wide clump of white stems, bearing grey-green, linear leaves with white undersides and margins. Loose terminal clusters of small white everlasting flowers

Synonym(s)

  • Anaphalis yedoensis

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

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

Cultivation

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

Soil

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

Propagation

Propagate by division in early spring or root stem tip cuttings in spring or early summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Cut Flowers, Low Maintenance or Prairie Planting


How to care

Pruning

Cut down plants in autumn or sooner if plant has flopped or wilted due to drought

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free