Sneezewort

Achilllea ptarmica 'The Pearl'

Sneezewort

Achilllea ptarmica 'The Pearl'
Sneezewort (Achillea ptarmica) is a very decorative perennial! This double-flowered variety of sneezewort is especially attractive! In the summer it flowers with lots of small, white, tightly packed flowers! So nice to see. Sneezewort is also known as White Tansy. A hardy perennial, it's great for planting at the edge of a pond or stream. If your border retains moisture well, it will be happy there too. Sneezewort flowers can be eaten fresh or dried and have a peppery flavour!
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Specifications:
Latin name: Achilllea ptarmica 'The Pearl'
Delivery type: Supplied as container plant
Guarantee: 6 months growth and flowering guarantee
Color: White
Preferred location: Sun, Half shadow
Green stayer: No
Leafs all year: No
Hardy plants: Yes
Self polinating: No
Edible: No
Scented: Deliciously Scented
Grafted: No
Cutting flowers: Yes
Flowering: June - September
Growing Height: 40 - 50 cm
Planting distance: 30 - 40 cm
Planting+

Sneezewort (Achillea ptarmica) is a perennial that will be quite happy in the garden. A hardy perennial that actually likes any, moisture retaining soil to thrive in. Remove the plant from its nursery pot and soak the root ball in a bucket of lukewarm water for an hour or so before planting. Dig a wide hole and loosen the soil with a fork. Improve poor soil with the addition of well-rotted manure or fertiliser pellets. Plant your sneezewort and fill the hole with more soil. Heel well in and water immediately. Sneezewort (Achillea ptarmica) will thrive in a sheltered spot in the sun, in moisture retaining, humus rich and fertile soil.

Sneezewort or White Tansy (Achillea ptarmica) in the border

Sneezewort (Achillea ptarmica) is becoming ever more popular as a border plant. This low growing Achillea with its unusual flower stems looks lovely in any moist border. As it can grow fairly tall it is best planted in the middle of the border. Combines well with lavatera, peonies and Greek mallow (Sidalcea oregana) 'Partygirl'.

Care+

Sneezewort is an undemanding plant and easy to grow. Just make sure that the soil around the roots doesn't dry out too much. Cut off any overblown flowers to encourage reflowering. Fertilising heavy soil is not really necessary. Every three years, in spring split the clumps and as a result the plant will stay vigorous and produce strong flower stems.

Achillea ptarmica (sneezewort) in winter

In winter, the plant dies back above ground. In spring, cut off all decaying foliage and you will soon see new shoots appear. Sneezewort (or, White Tansy) - Achillea ptarmica - is an extremely hardy perennial and a wonderful asset to any garden.

Extra+

Sneezewort (Achillea ptarmica)  is a semi-high shrub that flowers from late spring well into autumn with its beautiful double-flowers. The daisy-like flower clusters also look lovely in a vase. Hang them up to dry, and they will look great used in dried flower arrangements.
This plant grows wild in marshy meadowlands and along river banks and streams.
Sneezewort (Achillea ptarmica) will spread but is not invasive.

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