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Achillea ptarmica

Achillea ptarmica


This is a lovely, white flowering, hardy herbaceous that dies back in the winter and comes back again the following spring.  Flowers for most of the summer if dead headed.  Ours have been raised from seed, so there is a little variation in the flower, some are single daisy like white flowers with pale cream centre, others have double flowers that are more like little pompoms.  This is a great cut flower either fresh or dried, and is loved by bees and pollinators.

  • Common Name

    Sneezewort (unfortunate common name) or Ball of Snow (much nicer)

  • Height and Spread

    1.0 - 1.5 x 0.6m

  • Cultivation

    This Achillea is tolerant of part shade, moist but well drained soil.

    Cut back flowers once they have gone over to prolong the flowering period.

  • Additional Information

    As with other Achillea, this one is a great cut flower with used fresh from the garden or dried.

    It has been awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit and RHS Plant for Pollinators.

    Propagation can be done by division once established - in 3-5 years

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