Posted by jvdubb
(48036 MI - Zone 6b) on Oct 10, 2015 7:19 AM concerning plant:
In past years Anaphalis New Snow has been ultra vigorous for me. I had two stands of it. They were both taking up too much room, so I removed one. Also, I find numerous seedlings in the general area. Every year early in summer it is host to the Painted Lady butterfly. I always leave the caterpillars because they never seem to do too much damage, even though I find their "nests" to be unsightly. However, this summer in 2015, they completely covered the plant and decimated the large stand. It is now October and a few pieces are alive and about 3 inches tall. So I hope I will have it next year, but it was very disappointing to miss a year of these unusual interesting blooms.