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Achillea yarrow

Achillea yarrow

Achillea yarrow

Achillea thrive in full sun in average, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils. Light shade is tolerated but best coloring and flowering is obtained in full sun. Dry soils are also tolerated. Avoid rich, moist soils which would cause your Yarrow to get floppy or leggy. Good drainage is essential.

Yarrow

Named after Achilles, hero of the Trojan Wars in Greek mythology, who used yarrow to heal the wounds of his soldiers, Achillea is valued for its pleasantly fragrant, feathery foliage and its long-lasting, conspicuous, flat umbel flowers. Vital ingredient of herbaceous borders, cottage gardens, meadows or prairies, Achillea typically blooms for weeks from late spring to late summer, in a wide range of colors including pinks, reds, creams, yellows and bicolor pastels. If you are looking for abundant blooms in shades of magenta for weeks of summer color, Achillea millefolium 'Cerise Queen' is what you need. This eye-catching Yarrow features masses of long-lasting clusters of bright cherry-pink flowers with white centers. They rise elegantly atop a pleasantly aromatic, semi-evergreen, mid green fern-like foliage that nicely compliments the cheerful flat umbel flowers.

Achillea millefolium 'Paprika' is a stunning sight with its long-lasting, conspicuous, large clusters of bright red flowers fading delicately to light pink and creamy yellow as they age. Its pleasantly aromatic, green fern-like foliage nicely compliments the dusty-red flat umbel flowers. Vital ingredient of herbaceous borders or prairie plantings, this Yarrow typically blooms for weeks from late spring to late summer, in a beautiful color display. Easy care, drought, heat, humidity, deer and rabbit tolerantWith a soft palette of pastel colored flowers, Achillea millefolium 'Summer Pastels' is a stunning Yarrow with masses of long-lasting flower clusters, up to 8 in. wide (20 cm), in glorious shades of red, pink, yellow, orange, salmon, lilac, purple and white. Its pleasantly aromatic, green fern-like foliage is disease resistant and nicely compliments the cheerful flat umbel flowers. Blooms for weeks from early to late summer. Easy care, drought, heat, humidity, deer and rabbit tolerant (Source: www.gardenia.net)

 

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