PlantsAnaphalis→Pearly Everlasting (Anaphalis margaritacea 'Neuschnee')

Also sold as:
New Snow

General Plant Information (Edit)
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Various insects
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

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Date: 2014-08-29
By jvdubb
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Date: 2014-08-29
By jvdubb
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Posted by jvdubb (48036 MI - Zone 6b) on Sep 3, 2014 5:36 PM

This unique flower blooms at the end of summer in my zone 6 garden. It does have a tendency to reseed, but seedlings are easy to remove. It has fuzzy leaves. In the spring it tends to get covered with the cocoon material of some sort of moth or butterfly. While unsightly, this does not harm the plant. Drought tolerant and extremely low maintenance.

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Posted by jvdubb (48036 MI - Zone 6b) on Oct 10, 2015 7:19 AM

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.

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