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Anaphalis margaritacea var. yedoensis

Yedoan Pearly Everlasting

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Features

  • Height0.1m to 0.5m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.5m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourGrey-green, white

Description

Anaphalis margaritacea var. yedoensis (Yedoan Pearly Everlasting). This species forms a wide clump of white stems, holding short rather narrow, grey-green leaves with white margins and undersides, about 6cm long. The flowers are small and white and held in loose terminal clusters.

This plant is also known as Anaphalis yedoensis.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Herbaceous

Origin

Japan

Interest and use

Ornamental, for flowers and foliage. Informal, cottage style planting, borders.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Light, Gritty
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Prune back hard in winter. Make sure the soil is free draining, even though moist. Can tolerate part shade.

Propagation

By division in early spring. By stem-tip cuttings in spring or early summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Trouble free.

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