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'Peter Cottontail' Sneezewort Achillea ptarmica

Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Summer
Mature Size
2' 2'6"
Height
18" - 2'
Spread
2'4" - 2'6"
  • Details

    Features

    Large, ivory white flowers. Low, mounding habit of green foliage. Deer and rabbit resistant.

    Long Blooming
    Drought Tolerant
    Attracts: 
    Butterflies
    Resists: 
    Deer
    Rabbits

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Perennial
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    18 - 24 Inches
    Spacing: 
    28 - 30 Inches
    Spread: 
    28 - 30 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    White
    Flower Shade: 
    Ivory
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Fall
    Hardiness Zones: 
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Poor Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Acidic Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Neutral Soil
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Cut Flower
    Uses: 
    Dried Flower
    Uses: 
    Edging Plant
    Maintenance Notes: 

    Easy to grow in full sun and well-drained soil. Avoid planting in rich soil. Once flowers have faded, cut plant back by half.

    'Peter Cottontail' Achillea ptarmica USPPAF
  • 4 Reviews

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    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • This plant is soft and airy and lent such a great pop of white to the other very colorful flowers. It really stood out among the asiatic lillies, salvia and the geraniums and other annual flowers. Excellent addition to my garden. Looking to purchase more in the future as I find them in the nurseries, as right now they are gone for this season.

      Kim Lopez
      , Minnesota
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
    • This plant is soft and airy and lent such a great pop of white to the other very colorful flowers. It really stood out among the asiatic lillies, salvia and the geraniums and other annual flowers. Excellent addition to my garden. Looking to purchase more in the future as I find them in the nurseries, as right now they are gone for this season.

      Kim Lopez
      , Minnesota
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
    • Love this plant. Got it last year at Telly’s Greenhouse introduction of new plants seminar. The first year from a 4” pot the plant was 12x12 at the end of the season. This year it returned even bigger. It bloomed for many weeks.

      Diana Diesch
      , Michigan
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
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