Achillea ptarmica 'The Pearl group'
Tight, button like, double white flowerheads grace this wonderful plant from mid to late summer.
A favourite of the plantswoman Gertrude Jekyll, it's an absolute must for any herbaceous border being both easy to grow and vigorous.
This strong, rhizomatous perennial looks splendid against an evergreen backdrop and is an excellent filler between more colourful plants. It requires a moister soil than many species of Achillea but will not tolerate waterlogging.
The common name - Sneezewort - comes from it once being dried and used as a kind of snuff - the leaves have a very distinctive aroma.
An excellent specimen for cutting and drying.
Photo: Blackstem Plants
Moist but well-drained
Full sun to partial shade