Anaphalis margaritacea

Pearly Everelasting

Plant Type: Shrub
Sun: Partial Shade, Sun
Drainage: Adaptable
Water: Naturalize, Occasional
Height X Width: 4' X 3'
Santa Clara County Local: Yes
What do these mean?



The pearly everlasting is usually found on sunny, dry hillsides, often in areas that have been recently disturbed such as trail sides. It tends to grow in a vase shaped bunch of upright stems with alternating lance shaped leaves of light green. These are topped with umbels of yellow flowers surrounded by pearly white bracts from which this plant gets its common name. The bracts can persist for some time, even after the plant goes dormant. Pearly everlasting is an interesting habitat plant, but plant it where its dormant appearance will not be noticed.


Deer Resistant: Somewhat
Attractive to Bees: Yes
Attractive to Butterflies: Yes
Good Under Oaks: No
Evergreen or Deciduous: Deciduous