YARROW - NOBLESSA Scientific Name:
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- The name ptarmica derives from the Greek word ptairo (sneeze) that means 'causes sneezing'.
- Unlike most other yarrows, Achillea ptarmica has lance-shaped leaves which are neither deeply dissected nor fern-like in appearance.
- It is a low growing plant up to 30cm in height and spreads to form a natural mound.
- From spring until the end of autumn it bears lots of 2.5cm big pure white, double flowers resembling pompons.
- Noblessa is a drought-tolerant, hardy perennial that prefers full sun and moist but well-drained soil.
- Good border plant and a favorite in Edwardian gardens.
- It can tolerate maritime exposure.
- Clip it down to within 15cm of the basal leaves before it goes to seed - it will immediately develop a second flowering.
- Do not overwater, but also do not expect it to be as drought-hardy as common yarrow.
- The parent clumps may need division every three or four years.
- Seeds can be sown in spring or early autumn.
- Lift and divide large clumps in late autumn or early spring.
Medicinal Uses. It is said that:
- The leaves can be eaten raw/cooked or it can be added as a flavoring to salads.
- The leaf is chewed to relieve toothache.
- The dried, powdered leaves are used as a sneezing powder.
- The leaves are used as an insect repellent.
- Excellent cut and dried flower.
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