Achillea ptarmica (Sneezewort) seeds
British native wildflower which thrives in damp or wet habitats and is perfect for pond areas and boggy areas. Bears clusters of daisy like, white flowers from July to September. Very easy to grow, sow outdoors in spring or autumn, and will self seed year after year.
Flowers: July to September
Position: Sun or semi shade in damp/boggy soil
Packet of 200 seeds
UK bred seed.
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Sow in spring or autumn.
Outdoors: Scatter the seed on well raked soil, rake in lightly and water. If sowing in rows, leave 25cm between rows. Germination varies with the time of year and conditions, but generally takes from 10-30 days. Keep the seedlings well watered and thin out as necessary. To prolong flowering and prevent self seeding, remove the seedheads just as the petals start to fall.
Indoors: Sow on the surface of moist compost and cover very lightly with a fine sprinkling of compost, vermiculite or perlite. Keep at around 18-20C. Germination takes 10-30 days. After germination, grow on in slightly cooler conditions, around 15C, repotting as necessary. After all risk of frost has passed, gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions and plant out 25cms apart.