Oertel's Rose Yarrow
Oertel's Rose Yarrow
Achillea millefolium 'Oertel's Rose'Item #0051 USDA Hardiness Zone: 3 - 9
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Potent magenta pink flowers on stiff stalks above delicate, fern-like foliage. An excellent cut flower that retains color when dried. Essential for drought resistant color in Mediterranean, rock and herb gardens and containers. Tolerates heat. Herbaceous.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.Average Landscape Size:Foliage clumps to 1 ft. tall, spreading 3-5 ft. wide. Flower stalks 2-3 ft. tall.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:a-KIL-lee-a meel-lee-FO-le-umDeciduous/evergreen:HerbaceousSunset climate zones:1 - 24, 26, 28 - 45Growth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Foliage clumps to 1 ft. tall, spreading 3-5 ft. wide. Flower stalks 2-3 ft. tall.Foliage color:Gray-greenBlooms:SummerFlower color:PinkDesign IdeasPerfect plant for the arid perennial border. A traditional component of herb gardens due to its aromatic foliage and everlasting flowers. Fits nicely into pots, beds and borders of Mediterranean style compositions. May naturalize to provide interest along wild garden dry stream beds, banks and open spaces.Companion PlantsGroup this with other Mediterranean plants such as Little Ollie Dwarf Olive, (Olea europea 'Montra'), Arp Rosemary, (Rosmarinus officinalis 'Arp'), Black Flowering Fountain Grass, (Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Moudry') and Provance French Lavender, (Lavandula x intermedia 'Provence').
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.Pruning time: fall.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.
- History & LoreHistory:This native perennial of Europe has for centuries been found in every herb garden. The genus includes about 100 species. Its history as battlefield wound dressing led Linnaeus to name it after the Greek general Achilles who was, according to myth, given the plant by the gods. The species is naturally white flowered, with this the most popular of the colored species.Lore:Achillea is a natural coagulant herb carried by Greek and Roman warriors into the battlefield to treat wounds, and often planted around carpenter's shops.