Sneezewort ‘Achillea ptarmica’

Greyish leaves. Creamy white flower heads, rather yarrow like but larger. Sneezewort is also known as sneezeweed, bastard pellitory, European pellitory, fair-maid-of-France, goose tongue, sneezewort yarrow, wild pellitory, or white tansy it has loose clusters of showy white, flower heads that bloom from June to August. Leaves can be eaten raw or cooked. Sneezewort will also yield an essential oil that is used in herbal medicine. The leaves are used as an insect repellent. Can be poisonous to live stock. It is a hardy, drought-tolerant plant that prefers full sun and moist but well-drained soil.

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Sun Preference

Sun either Partial or Full

Soil Preference

Most Soils OK

Suitable for

Prefers full sun and well-drained soil.


Hoverflies and many other insects.

Flowering season

June – August

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Eventual height


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