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Achillea 'Peter Cottontail'

Achillea ptarmica 'Peter Cottontail'' Patent: PP31756
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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. The flower clusters on this perennial are more singular and well-spaced-- great for adding texture to the garden! Peter Cottontail makes an outstanding border plant, but also looks fantastic in containers or large perennialized areas. The fragrant flowers attract butterflies, but not deer or rabbits. Fast growing and easy to maintain.
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Quick Facts

  • Deer and rabbit resistant.
  • Easy to grow.
  • Pollinator friendly.

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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. The flower clusters on this perennial are more singular and well-spaced-- great for adding texture to the garden! Peter Cottontail makes an outstanding border plant, but also looks fantastic in containers or large perennialized areas. The fragrant flowers attract butterflies, but not deer or rabbits. Fast growing and easy to maintain.

Patent: PP31756

Weight: 3 lbs

Container Size: 1 gallon

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About This Plant

Type

Flowers

Leaf Color

Green

Flowering

Flowering

Mature Height

Up to 24 inches

Mature Width

Up to 30 inches

Flower Family

Other

Seasonality

Leaf Lifespan

Evergreen

Leaf Time of Year

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Life Cycle

Perennial

Bloom Time

Summer

Bloom Color

White

Plant Care Tips

Planting Instructions
Choose a spot that gets at least six hours of sunlight. Planting in full sun will encourage growth and many flowers. Plant in well-draining soil. Dig a hole twice the diameter of the container and plant so the top of the root ball is level with the soil surface. Carefully fill in the hole and water thoroughly. Adding a layer of mulch can help to retain moisture and control weeds.
General Care Description
Usually, flowers are allowed to fade and dry on the plant, creating an attractive contrast between new, active, and dried flowers. Some people prefer to dead head fading blooms. This is best done by cutting off most of the stem attached to the flower (either entirely or down to where there are small leaves). This will extend the bloom cycle. Cutting back the whole plant down to just above the lowest leaf buds, or no taller than a couple inches from the soil level as soon as flowering is complete and stems are looking ragged will stimulate new growth, the next round of flowering, and maintain a tidier appearance.

Effort of Care

Low

Growth Rate

Fast

Light Needs

Thrives in full sun and loves the heat.

Water Needs

Water regularly and allow plants to dry thoroughly between waterings.

Disease and Pests

Yarrow is generally disease-free, but watch for aphids, powdery mildew, rust, and stem rot.

USDA Hardiness Zone

9

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