Sneezewort Yarrow
Achillea ptarmica
Uses: Culinary/Medicinal Duration: Perennial (hardy in zones 3-9)
When to Sow: Spring/Late Summer/Early Fall Ease of Germination: Easy
An attractive yarrow that throws up a profusion of white or pink semi-double pearl-like flowers. According to Gerard, the renowned 16th century English herbalist, sneezewort powder was recommended as a snuff to "cleanse the head of tough slimy humours." In other words, it can make you sneeze forcefully! In the mouth, however, its tingling, slightly numbing effect is similar to that of Sichuan pepper, which makes it an intriguing herb to use in the kitchen. Traditionally, the leaves are eaten raw or cooked, but we think that this herb could be a great new seasoning herb. Tolerates wet and dry conditions in any well-drained soil, whether rich or poor. Much loved in cottage gardens and wildflower plantings. Excellent cut and dried flower. Ht. 18-24".
S7007 Seeds $4.25/pkt
S7007 Bulk Seeds $16.00/10g
Currency: United States Dollar

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