Oertel's Rose Yarrow
Achillea millefolium 'Oertel's Rose'
Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.
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|Botanical Pronunciation||a-KIL-lee-uh mill-ee-FOH-lee-um|
|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.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Foliage clumps to 1 ft. tall, spreading 3-5 ft. wide. Flower stalks 2-3 ft. tall.|
|Design Ideas||Perfect 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.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Mediterranean|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Poolside, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Flower & Rose Food|
|Special Feature||Attracts Butterflies, Naturalizes Well, Waterwise, Bird Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.|
|Companion Plants||Group 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