Achillea ptarmica 'Peter Cottontail'

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Achillea ptarmica 'Peter Cottontail' x 3 bare roots

Achilea ptarmica 'Peter Cottontail' - This is such a great summer perennial. Achilea is another plant that suffers from common name problems. Yarrow is just not descriptive enough, and again, we are lumping nearly a thousand species and named varieties into a group when we say "yarrow." 'Peter Cottontail' shows a glimpse of the wonderous potential of the Achilea family in the garden. By early summer, the plant is covered in pure white delicate flowers that bloom for well over a month. With a hard cut before the flowers fully fade, you will get a second flush of new growth and a sprinkling of new flowers. It's the perfect plant for a mid-tier in the border and would be beautiful situated in front of either of the perennial hibiscus in this collection. In the first year, keeping the soil evenly moist is perfect for Achilea ptarmica. But in year two, the plant is very drought tolerant.     


Photos courtesy of Walters Gardens