Invasive Species Council of British Columbia
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Pearly everlasting

Anaphalis margaritacea

About This Species

Zone 3b BC Native

Grow me instead of Baby’s breath

Pearly everlasting is an easy to care for perennial that thrives in hot, sunny spots – particularly disturbed sites. It produces slender green foliage and papery white flowers with yellow centres that bloom from early summer to fall. Appearance is quite variable depending on the site – this plant can be anywhere from 20 – 90 cm tall with leaves ranging in length from 2- 15 cm long and 0.5 – 2 cm wide.

When selecting non-invasive plants for your garden, be sure to look for those that are suitable for your location, including moisture requirements, hardiness zone, and avoidance of known bear attractants among other factors.

Plant Special Features

  • Drought-tolerant
  • Bear smart
  • Pollinator friendly

Moisture Requirements


Dry or occasionally moist conditions