Achillea ptarmica Peter Cottontail®
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.
Family : Asteraceae
These long flowering perennials perform extremely well in pot sizes 17 to 19 cm and are best grown from vernalised plugs or as an overwintered crop. Good colours on sturdy plants. They grow well in full sun and in poorer soils. Need some moisture but have good drought tolerance. Avoid waterlogged soils.
Excellent plant for the perennial border. Provides good flowers for both cutting and drying.