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Origin: US Native Wildflower
Other Common Names: Western Pearly-everlasting
Bloom Time: Late Summer
Height: 18 in to 24 in
Spacing: 15 in to 24 in
Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Medium to Dry
USDA Zone: 4a-8b
Germination: No pre-treatment needed. Sow seeds on soil surface at 65F and water.
Seeds Per Oz: 222000
In her book Wildflowers of the Pacific Coast, biologist Leslie Haskin describes Pearly Everlasting: "Each individual blossom is a delicate study in soft, pearly shades. The centre is yellow when in bloom, becoming brown with age, and the regular arrangement of the imbricates, parchment-like scales, which, shingle-like, surround each tiny bloom, is very interesting. The whole effect of the arrangement is like that of a half-opened white water-lily." Many Native American tribes used this native wildflower for a wide range of medicinal purposes. Most commonly, its flowers were used as a poultice for soreness, swelling, or burns. When dried, it also made tea or a tobacco substitute. Though not used medicinally today, this plant is often grown especially for its long lasting dried flowers. Often used in traditional dried flower arrangements, pearly everlasting keeps its texture and whiteness for years when dried.
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