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Achillea ptarmica ‘Boule de Neige’

White yarrow

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to September
  • Height0.5m to 0.7m
  • Spread0.6m to 0.5m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Achillea ptarmica ‘Boule de Neige’ (White yarrow). Has a strong stem and double, branch-headed snow-white florets that look like pompoms. The foliage is comprised of narrow, lance-shaped, dark green leaves.

Synonymous with A. p. 'Schneeball'.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Herbaceous

Other common names

Yarrow

Origin

North Temperate Zone

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Fertile, Loamy
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

A yarrow that can tolerate damp and cold conditions. Remember to stake this plant before it flowers, as flowers are heavy and will pull the stems down.

Propagation

By seed or by division in the spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Powdery mildew is common and aphids may be a problem.

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