Anaphalis triplinervis 'Sommerschnee'

Pearl everlasting

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Hardy perennial

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photo by J S Sira, copyright GAP Photos (21426)

Plant details

Neat mats of spreading, tufty, silver-green foliage, topped by umbrella-like clusters of pearly white flowers in mid-to late summer these dry naturally on the plant and remain in good condition well into autumn, extending the flowering season by up to two months. The plants make good ground cover for the front of a sunny border. This variety, whose name translates as 'Summer Snow', is particularly good for white gardens because of its sparkling white colour and lack of yellow centres the backs of the foliage are covered with fine hairs which give the plant a slightly felty texture. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Family: Asterceae

Genus: Anaphalis

Species: triplinervis

Cultivar: Sommerschnee

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Grey

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Chalky/alkaline, Sandy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 80cm

Spread: 45cm

Time to plant seeds: March to May

Time to divide plants: March to April

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