Achillea ptarmica

Pearl Sneezewort

One of the hardiest, least-demanding perennials for hot and dry locations, Achillea's flattish flower clusters bloom generously in many colors and provide excellent cut and dried flowers. Fire retardant and somewhat drought-tolerant once established they need full sun, but tolerate most soils with good drainage. Their gray-green leaves are aromatic. Do not over-water or over-fertilize, as plants grow weak stems that make poor dried flowers. Deadhead to encourage further bloom. Start from seed or division.
Achillea ptarmica, Pearl Sneezewort
Named in warning for hayfever sufferers, this species also stands out from others because of its finely toothed narrow leaves. Use cut flowers like baby's breath. Several improved cultivars are available.

Attributes - Achillea ptarmica

Plant Type: Perennial

Bloom Season: Early Summer through Early Fall

Flower Color: White

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 1 ft. to 2 ft.

Width: 1 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates.

Related Plants

Achillea x 'Coronation Gold', Achillea x 'Galaxy Hybrids', Achillea x 'Heidi', Achillea x 'Moonshine', Achillea filipendulina, Achillea millefolium, Achillea millefolium 'Apple Blossom', Achillea millefolium 'Fire King', Achillea millefolium 'Lilac Beauty', Achillea millefolium 'New White', Achillea millefolium 'Paprika', Achillea millefolium 'Summer Pastels', Achillea ptarmica 'The Pearl', Achillea x taygetea, Achillea tomentosa 'King Edward VIII'
 
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