Oertel's Rose Yarrow

Achillea millefolium 'Oertel's Rose'

SKU
00051
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.
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Botanical Pronunciationa-KIL-lee-uh mill-ee-FOH-lee-um
LoreAchillea is a natural coagulant herb carried by Greek and Roman warriors into the battlefield to treat wounds, and often planted around carpenter's shops.
Average Size at MaturityFoliage clumps to 1 ft. tall, spreading 3-5 ft. wide. Flower stalks 2-3 ft. tall.
Bloom TimeSummer
Design 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean
Growth HabitClump-forming
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Poolside, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Naturalizes Well, Waterwise, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsWater when top 3 inches of soil is dry.
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').

Follow 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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-9

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