|Latin name:||Anaphalis triplinervis|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as container plant|
|Guarantee:||6 months growth and flowering guarantee|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Flowering:||July - September|
|Growing Height:||30 - 40 cm|
The pearly everlasting loves the sun but can tolerate a spot in light shade. This summer flowerer likes rather dry soil so carefully choose a suitable spot in the border that meets this requirement. Prepare a wide hole and thoroughly loosen the soil. Plant the pearly everlasting root ball at the correct depth in the hole – the top of the root ball should come to just below ground level. Fill the hole with soil and heel well in. Water your Anaphalis triplinervis immediately after planting. The soil must be free draining, especially in winter so mix some sharp sand into clay soil prior to planting. This will allow for better drainage.
Combining Anaphalis triplinervis with other plants
The unique combination of its white flowers with greenish-grey foliage means that the Anaphalis triplinervis combines very well with other plants with white flowers such as the Shasta Daisy 'Wirral Supreme'. Also looks great in themed borders with grey, purple or blue flowers. It is the colour of the leaves that particularly make this a very valuable plant, bringing a touch of variety to the border.
A freely growing plant requiring minimal care. Dividing or splitting the plant every 3 or 4 years is sufficient to rejuvenate it. This plant will survive even the driest of summers! This hardy plant will never disappoint! Use some Bakker's granulated cow manure in the spring and for the rest of the year it will need very little attention.
Growing in the border
This plant will spread but is not invasive. It does self-seed but this is easily prevented by a timely removal of the overblown flowers and any seed pods. The plant dies back completely in the winter but is sure to shoot again in the spring.
Anaphalis triplinervis is often called pearly everlasting and belongs in the composite family (Asteraceae). This particular one comes from Siberia. The flowers appear straw-like and are an excellent choice for using in dried flower arrangements.