• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Anaphalis margaritacea var. yedoensis

Yedoan pearly everlasting

Yedoan pearly everlasting

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  • Other common names Yedoan pearly everlasting

  • Synonyms Anaphalis yedoensis

  • Family Asteraceae

  • Genus Anaphalis are perennials, mostly white-hairy, with narrow leaves and clusters of small, papery white everlasting flowers

  • Details A. margaritacea var. yedoensis is an herbaceous perennial forming a wide clump of white stems, bearing grey-green, linear leaves with white undersides and margins. Loose terminal clusters of small white everlasting flowers

  • Plant range Japan


  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Clump-forming

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)




  • Full Sun

  • Partial Shade

  • Aspect South-facing or East-facing or West-facing or North-facing

  • Exposure Exposed or Sheltered


  • Sand


  • Chalk


  • Loam


  • MoistureMoist but well-drained

  • SoilSand, Chalk, Loam

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral


  • Ultimate height 0.1-0.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread 0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 2-5 years

How to grow

Cultivation Will grow in any moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun, although can tolerate partial shade. It thrives in moist soils but dislikes winter wet

Propagation Propagate by division in early spring or root stem tip cuttings in spring or early summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types Flower borders and beds Cut Flowers Low Maintenance Cottage & Informal Garden Prairie Planting

How to care

Pruning Cut down plants in autumn or sooner if plant has flopped or wilted due to drought

Pests Generally pest free

Diseases Generally disease free

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