Achillea ptarmica 'The Pearl' (Sneezewort) - Seeds

Achillea ptarmica 'The Pearl' (Sneezewort) - Seeds

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Achillea ptarmica ‘The Pearl’  is a herbaceous perennial that bears informal heads of semi-double, pure white button-like daisy flowers.  It is very similar in habit to gypsophila.  This plant is perfect for informal or cottage gardens.  It’s particularly attractive to hoverflies.

 

For best results, grow Achillea ptarmica ‘The Pearl’ in full sun in well-drained soil. Cut back faded blooms to prolong flowering. Divide clumps every three to five years, and never allow plants to become waterlogged.

 

It makes an excellent dried or cut flower. Cut when the flowers are well open but before the oldest flowers on the stem start to show signs of browning. To dry, hang upside down in a warm (not hot) place with good air circulation. Drying too fast at high temperatures can cause browning, but drying too slowly may result in colour loss on the stems and leaves and give a less fresh appearance.

 

Sow seeds in autumn or spring. As light aids germination, sprinkle seeds on top of potting mix and lightly cover with soil. Gently water and keep moist not wet. Ideal temperature for germination is 15 to 20C. Germination takes 5 to 10 days. Prick out each seedling once it has its first set of true leaves (which to most people look like its second leaves) and transplant into 10cm pots containing free-draining potting mix and grow them on in frost free conditions until large enough to plant outside.

 

Excellent cut and dried flower. 

 

9cm pot

 

Note - The plant is poisonous to cattle, sheep, and horses.

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