• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Quickly reaches 18 to 22 in. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Carefree and Colorful
    Blooms:
    Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:a-KIL-lee-a meel-lee-FO-le-um
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth habit:Compact
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Quickly reaches 18 to 22 in. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Gray-green
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:Pink
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Companion PlantsBlanket Flower (Gaillardia); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Coneflower (Echinacea); Blue Fescue (Festuca); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in lean to average, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Tolerates mild drought when established in landscape; water container plants regularly, when soil surface becomes dry. Remove spent flowers to prolong bloom period.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    'Apricot Delight' was derived from a breeding program that focused on obtaining Achillea cultivars with a long blooming habit and flower colors that are resistant to fading. 'Apricot Delight' was selected in the summer of 2001 as a whole plant mutation that arose from repeated selections from seed originally sown of the seed strain Achillea 'Summer Pastels' (not patented) in Boskoop, The Netherlands.