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ACHILLEA (ANTHEA)

Image of Achillea 'Anblo' (ANTHEA) PP8828

Jessie Keith

Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

ACHILLEA 'Anblo'(ANTHEA) PP8828

Plant Common Name

Anthea Yarrow, Hybrid Yarrow

General Description

Introduced by Blooms of Bressingham, this pretty, compact yarrow was discovered by Alan H. V. Bloom in 1979, who found it growing among a stand of the popular cultivar 'Moonshine'. ‘Anthea’ forms a dense clump of ferny, silvery-green foliage which is more resistant to disease than that of its parent. Dense, flattened clusters of pale primrose-yellow flowers are borne on upright stems in late spring. They create a vibrant contrast with the cool-toned leaves, and are attractive to butterflies.

This easy to grow, drought tolerant perennial prefers full sun and well-drained soil of average fertility. Prompt removal of spent flowers may result in a second show of blooms. ‘Anthea’ is suitable for sunny mixed borders or rock gardens, and is outstanding when combined with the blue and purple blossoms of Siberian iris ‘Ceasar’s Brother’ and catmint ‘Walkers Low’.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 1

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun

  • Height

    18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm

  • Width

    18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin, Russia/Siberia

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant, Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Light Yellow

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Gray Green, Silver

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Gray Green, Silver

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Gray Green, Silver

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    Yes

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    Yes

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Evergreen

    Semi-Evergreen

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Cutflower, Edging, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No