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Achillea 'The Pearl'

"Yarrow"

Achillea 'The Pearl'

1 bare root — £4.95

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Orders placed before 1 March 2023
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Description

Achillea ptarmica 'The Pearl' produces elegant sprays of pure white, semi-double, pom-pom daisies. They appear over a long period from June to August, carried above finely toothed, dark green leaves. Similar in habit to Gypsophila, Achillea (common name: Yarrow) is perfect for growing in an informal or cottage garden scheme, or as a foil for more colourful plants; it looks great with a backdrop of evergreens!

Drought-tolerant, and perfect for the middle of a sunny, well-drained border, Achillea 'The Pearl' has been grown by gardeners for well over a hundred years; it was a favourite of Edwardian garden designer Gertrude Jeykll. Being vigorous, and spreading to form a natural mound, it is good for beds, borders, rockeries and patio pots. Its nectar- and pollen-rich flowers make it particularly attractive to bees, butterflies, hoverflies and other insect pollinators. It makes a wonderful cut flower, too.

It has various, curious common names, ranging from white tansy and fair-maid-of-France, to goose tongue and sneezewort.

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Comes back every year

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • In peat-free compost

  • Low maintenance

  • Drought tolerant

  • Fully hardy

  • Rodent resistant

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Achillea ptarmica 'The Pearl'

  • Flower colour

    White

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Plant size

    1

  • Established height

    50-70cm

  • Established spread

    30-50cm

  • Plant spacing

    10 plants per m2

  • Habit

    Upright
    Clump-forming

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    2-3 years

  • Sunlight

    Full sun
    Partial shade

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Gravel gardens
    Cottage gardens
    Cut flower Gardens
    Low maintenance gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining
    Dry

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Stony
    Multipurpose compost

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    Yes

  • Mouse resistant

    Yes

  • Rabbit resistant

    Yes

  • Deer resistant

    Yes

  • Toxicity

    No report

  • Squirrel resistant

    Yes

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Other information

  • Orders placed before 1 March 2023
    You can expect your order in March 2023

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2023
    You can expect your order in April 2023

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2023
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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