wooly pearly everlasting

Anaphalis triplinervis are attractive flowers with small, rounded flower heads with yellow-centered disks surrounded by fuzzy, threadlike white bracts. Great for flower beds and floral arrangements.

An Asian species in the sunflower family that is native to the Himalayas. The flowers appear in dense, domed clusters (corymbs) over a long mid-summer to fall bloom period. It holds very obovate to elliptic-obovate leaves that are gray above and wooly white beneath.

Anaphalis margaritacea, a species native to North America is a host plant for the American Lady Butterfly. The caterpillars of this butterfly live as individuals in nests made of leaves and silk on this plant. Even though the Anaphalis triplinervis is native to Asia, they also have been found to host the American lady butterfly.

Botanical Name Anaphalis triplinervis
Common Name wooly pearly everlasting
Family Asteraceae
USDA Zone 3 thru 9
Light Requirement Full Sun to Part Shade
Season(s) of interest summer, fall
Height and Spread 1.5-2ft x 0.75-1.5ft (45-60cm x 22-45cm)
Flower Color White with Yellow Centers
Attracts Wildlife Hosts Caterpillars of Butterflies/Moths, Attracts Pollinators,
Additional Information Not Native to the US Midwest. Native range: Afghanistan, Himalayas
Location in Lurie Garden Southeast Light Plate