Anaphalis triplinervis (Sims) C.B.Clarke
Anaphalis triplinervis is a perennial with light grey to white flowers with a yellow eye.
Anaphalis triplinervis was already described and the name validly published by John Sims. It was Charles Baron Clarke, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1876 based on a prior description by John Sims.
The perennials have a stemless growth and reach heights of 20 to 50 centimetres.
Anaphalis triplinervis is deciduous. The grey-green, simple leaves are alternate. They are lanceolate and sessile with entire margins and parallel venation. The leaves are around 20 to 30 centimetres large.
Flowers and Fruits
Anaphalis triplinervis produces dense corymbs of erect, light grey to white flowers with a yellow eye. The flowers are many-stellate and almost globose. The plants flower from July to September.
The perennials produce achenes.
Anaphalis triplinervis is native to the Himalaya.
The perennials prefer a sunny situation on moderately moist soil. The substrate should be gritty-loamy or sandy clay soil with a pH between 8 and 10. They tolerate temperatures down to -29Â°C (USDA zone 5).
Classification after Prof. Dr. Sieber
- open areas
- steppes/dry forests (usually calcareous soil)
- woodland borders (soil usually rich in humus)
Anaphalis triplinervis is considered a valuable wild perennial. The recommended planting distance is 30 centimetres, the perennials are best planted in groups of 3 to 10. Suited for moorland gardens, rockeries, roof greening and for beds and borders, as well as suited as a neighbour to roses, slope plant and as cut flowers.
Maintenance and Propagation
The plants usually need very little maintenance.
- Cut back in autumn.
'Sommerschnee' (with Astilbe chinensis var. taquetii 'Purpurlanze')
Pests and Diseases
- Walter Erhardt, Erich GÃ¶tz, Nils BÃ¶deker, Siegmund Seybold: Der groÃe Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
- Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.