Achillea ptarmica 'Peter Cottontail'

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Common Name:
Yarrow, Sneezewort
Plant Type:
Sun to Part Sun
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Garden Height:
18-24 Inches
Garden Spread:
28-30 Inches
  • Tough, resilient, easy to grow
  • Unusual form
  • Great filler for container combos

'Peter Cottontail' is unlike most yarrow varieties with its mounded habit and baby's breath-like flowers. The ivory-white flowers are large and cover the foliage throughout the season. It is both deer and rabbit resistant and will make a fantastic addition to the garden.

Uses: Borders, Flower Beds, Containers, Cottage Gardens, Edging, Landscapes, Mass Planting, Naturalizing, Rock Gardens, Slopes, Xeriscaping
Nature Attraction: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Pollinators
Critter Resistance: Deer, Rabbit
Notable Features: Cut Flower, Long Bloom Time, Drought Tolerant
Growth Habit: Upright, Mounding

Homeowner Growing Tips: Grow in full sun, in sandy or other well-drained soils. Tolerant of poor fertility and dry soils. Avoid windy sites. Deadhead back to side buds for continued bloom. After summer blooming, cut back to basal foliage. May be divided every 3-5 years in spring.

Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc

Review (1)

  • better than baby's breath

    Posted by Unknown on Sep 27th 2020

    Great little plant -- better than baby's breath, white flowers all summer and it's still going. will get more next year.