Pearly everlasting is often grown as a flower for drying, but it's so pretty growing fresh in the garden, it's hard to bring yourself to cut it and bring it indoors.
This North American native looks great even in the driest of weather. Its silvery foliage and creamy white blooms make it suitable for moon or white gardens. Grow it in lean soil or divide it frequently to keep it from spreading too quickly.
- Plant Type:
- Plant Height:
- 18-24 inches tall
- Plant Width:
- 18-24 inches wide
- Flower Color:
- Clusters of white flowers over silvery foliage
- Bloom Time:
- Blooms late summer to early fall
- Landscape Uses:
- Containers,Beds & Borders
- Special Features:
- Flowers,Attractive Foliage,Cut Flowers,Dried Flowers,Drought Tolerant
The bold silver-backed foliage and towering flower spikes of bear's breeches makes a perfect contrast to the fine silvery mounds of pearly everlasting.Penstemon
The maroon foliage and seed pods of 'Husker Red' penstemon create a backdrop that makes the white blooms of pearly everlasting pop. White bloom spikes earlier in the season are a bonus.Veronica
The white spires of 'Icicle' spike speedwell combine beautifully with pearly everlasting in the white garden. Mounds of pearly everlasting surround the skyward thrust of spike speedwell blooms.
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