Achillea ptarmica 'Peter Cottontail' PP31756 (25) Bare Root Plants
Common Name: Yarrow
If you're not familiar with Achillea ptarmica, this species is unique from what you'd expect from the classic A. millefolium types. 'Peter Cottontail' has a look that's reminiscent of Baby's Breath, with large, ivory white flowers that are produced over a low, mounding habit of green foliage. Compared to A. millefolium types, the flower clusters on this perennial are more singular and well-spaced-great for adding texture to the garden! Compared to other A. ptarmica types on the market, this perennial has larger individual flowers and a more polished habit. Although this perennial is named after a fictional rabbit, 'Peter Cottontail', it is mostly unbothered by both deer and rabbits.
Yarrow is one of the easiest perennials to grow and is a good choice for beginners. All it needs is full sun and well-drained soil. These plants are an excellent balance of finely textured foliage and bright flower colors. The wide, flat flower clusters are popular landing pads with pollinators.
Yarrow is one of the easiest perennials to grow and is a good choice for beginners. All it needs is full sun and well-drained soil. It thrives in average to poor soil and is drought tolerant once established. Plants grown in rich soil tend to be tall and floppy. After the flowers have faded, cut the plant back by half. This will likely stimulate a second flush of blooms in late summer.
Height: 18.0-24.0 Inches
Spread: 28.0-30.0 Inches
Hardiness Zones: 3,4,5,6,7,8
Flower Color: White Shades
Foliage Color: Green shades
Full Sun (> 6 hrs. Direct Sun)
Low to Average Water Needs
Poor to Average Soil Quality
Bloomtime: Early Summer to Early Fall
Growth Rate: Rapid
Border Plant, Cut Flower, Dried Flower, Drought Tolerant, Easy To Grow, Mass Planting, Salt Tolerant