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ACHILLEA millefolium f. rosea

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Felder Rushing

Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

ACHILLEA millefolium f. rosea

Plant Common Name

Common Yarrow, Rose Common Yarrow

General Description

This is a pink-flowered form of common yarrow, a hardy perennial species native to temperate regions throughout the Northern Hemisphere. These plants naturally inhabit open areas and are able to withstand a wide range of growing conditions including poor, sandy or rocky soils. In the garden, common yarrow is a favorite carefree bloomer for sunny flower gardens.

Low basal rosettes of fine, ferny, aromatic foliage anchor this plant throughout the year. The green to gray-green leaves are semi-evergreen and the clumps spread quite vigorously via rhizomes. In early summer it produces many strong leafy floral stems that become covered with broad, flat-topped clusters of diminutive flowers which are typically white, but are rosy pink in the case of this variant. These appear from early to midsummer, and may continue intermittently to early fall if faded flowers are regularly removed.

Common yarrow performs best in full sun and average well-drained soil but will tolerate partial sun to shade and dry soil. It spreads freely in the garden, and may require division every two to three years. This pretty, easy perennial is favored by butterflies and great for mixed beds and borders as well as wildflower gardens.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    3 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    A1, A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    24"-30" / 61.0cm - 76.2cm

  • Width

    18"-30" / 45.7cm - 76.2cm

  • Bloom Time

    Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer

  • Native To

    World/Pandemic, North America, Europe, United Kingdom, Russia/Siberia, Western Asia

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Drought, Soil Compaction

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant, Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Pink, Rose

  • Fruit Color

    Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Gray Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green, Gray Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green, Gray Green

  • 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

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Fine

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    Semi-Evergreen

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Dried Flower / Everlasting, Cutflower, Mixed Border, Wildflower

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    Sometimes

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No