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Anaphalis triplinervis 'Sommerschnee' AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Herbaceous Perennial

Habit

Bushy

Resilience

Hardiness

H7 (very hardy)

Colour

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Grey/Silver in Autumn, Spring and Summer

Stem

Grey/Silver in

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

everlasting 'Sommerschnee'

Family

Asteraceae


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

'Sommerschnee' is an herbaceous perennial forming a spreading clump to 25cm tall, with greyish-white, narrowly elliptic leaves and clusters of small, starry, white everlasting flowers in mid and late summer

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 division in early spring or root softwood cuttings in spring or early summer. Cultivars will not come true from seed

Suggested planting locations and garden types

City/Courtyard Gardens, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds or Gravel Garden


How to care

Pruning

Cut back in autumn

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free