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Achillea ptarmica ‘Peter Cottontail’ (Sneezewort)

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Reminiscent of Baby’s Breath, Achillea ptarmica ‘Peter Cottontail’ (Sneezewort) is a perennial boasting a profusion of white, button-like flowerheads from early to early fall. Attractive to bees and butterflies, the blossoms are produced over a low mound of glossy, dark green, narrowly lance-shaped leaves. Prized for its long blooming season and easy care, this charming sneezewort is perfect for growing in borders, cottage gardens, wild gardens, naturalized areas or meadows. It also makes a wonderful cut flower.

  • Grows up to 18-24 in. tall (45-60 cm) and 28-30 in. wide (70-75 cm). This plant slowly spreads by rhizomes and can form colonies over time.
  • Performs best in full sun to part shade in average, moist, but well-drained soils. Tolerant of drought, heat and humidity. Protect from strong winds.
  • Vital ingredient of beds and borders, city gardens, cottage gardens, rock gardens, prairies or patio containers. Achillea is also valued for the excellent quality of its cut flowers, whether in bouquets or dried floral arrangements.
  • No serious pest or disease issues. Keep an eye out for aphids, powdery mildew. Deer and rabbit resistant.
  • Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering.
  • Propagate by division in spring. Divide clumps every 2-3 years to maintain the vitality of the planting.
  • Achillea ptarmica species is native to Eurasia.
  • Toxic to dogs, toxic to cats, toxic to horses.

Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 8
Heat Zones 1 - 8
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A1, A2, A3
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Compositae
Genus Achillea
Common names Sneezeweed, Achillea
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spacing 24" - 30"
(60cm - 80cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Bees, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow, City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden
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Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 8
Heat Zones 1 - 8
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A1, A2, A3
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Compositae
Genus Achillea
Common names Sneezeweed, Achillea
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spacing 24" - 30"
(60cm - 80cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Bees, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow, City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden
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