Achillea millefolium Colorado Mixture
Achillea millefolium Colorado Mixture

Achillea millefolium Colorado Mixture

SKU: S20369
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Quick Facts
Common Name: Yarrow
Hardiness Zone: 3-8S/10W Exposure: Full Sun
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Blooms In: Jun-Sep
Height: 24" Spacing: 12-18"
Read our Growing Guide Ships as: 1 PINT 28.86 CU IN.
Deer Resistance: Yes
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Product Details

Product Details

This seed strain offers a diverse color range, running from red and pink through apricot, chrome yellow, pale yellow, cream, beige, and even a few pure whites. Plants are upright and sturdy, and bloom starts for us in early summer, persists into September. Lacy foliage of a cool green sets off this long-running display that can carry a border through the summer on its own. Also a fine match with Malva, Alcea, and a wide range of Daisies. A superb cut or dried flower and very hardy, to boot.

These valuable garden plants from the North Temperate Zone are widely grown for the masses of flowers they bear throughout much of the summer. Their flattened flower heads introduce a fresh shape into the perennial border. Yarrows thrive in full sun and well-drained soil, and are drought tolerant. They flower from June to September. The best new varieties bloom longer and harder than their predecessors, making a good genus even more valuable. Yarrows also make excellent cut flowers for both fresh and dried arrangements.

Shipping

Shipping

HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED

The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.

WHEN WE SHIP

We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the Shipping Details box for each item. Please refer to the Shipping Details box to determine the earliest shipping time. Unless you specify otherwise, fertilizers, tools, and other non-plant items are shipped with your plants or bulbs. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at expected time of delivery.

OUR GUARANTEE

We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at [email protected]. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.

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Reviews

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strong and healthy

MLG from St. Louis, MO

These plants grow very well and are easy to keep even in extremely sunny areas. One problem though, is that they are eaten by rabbits (I thought they wouldn't since they are deer-proof). I have to spray them with deer-repellent solutions

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Great Colors

Pepper133 from S. California

I bought three plants. When they arrived in late March, I remember thinking it would take more than one season for the garden to "fill in". The plants were small, looked very healthy, and were planted in the garden right away. They were a little slow to start, but I attribute that to our heavy clay soil. By mid-July, the plants had taken off and I had a marvelous surprise. The plants were blooming. Each Achillea Millefolium has grown to about 15" tall and 15-18" spread. The flower stalks are numerous and continue even now (end-Sept). The airly foliage is really beautiful.

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Beautiful colors

Amy from Bella Vista, AR

I didn't know they needed to be staked when they got taller. They all fell over after a hard rain and never were the same again!

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butterfly newcomer

tennis nut from Indidnapolis, IN

The yarrow arrived in early Sept. and have been planted and to date, they are growing. I hope they make it through Indiana winter so that along w/my milkweed and zinnias they will attract many butterflies next summer.

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No Blooms

hippieluver from Kannapolis, NC

Only 1 plant has produced decent foliage - the other 2 are rather puny. Not one of the 3 have produced any blooms. Perhaps better luck next year.

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Growing guide

Growing guide

Pronunciation: ak-ill-ee'uh 

Achillea (Yarrow), valuable garden plants from the North Temperate Zone, are widely grown for the masses of flowers they bear throughout much of the summer. Their flattened flower heads introduce a fresh shape into the perennial border. Yarrows thrive in full sun and well-drained soil, and all of those offered are drought tolerant. They flower from June to September. The best new varieties bloom longer and harder than their predecessors, making a good genus even more valuable. Yarrows also make excellent cut flowers for both fresh and dried arrangements.

Encourage repeat bloom by deadheading, snipping off the spent flowers just above the buds of new flowers.

The ferny foliage of Yarrow works well with plants such as Peonies, Siberian Iris, and Baptisia. Plant in the front half of herbaceous border, spacing plants 12-18 inches apart. Divide after several years if flower heads get smaller with time.

Plants grow best in full sun, in lean, well-drained soil. Plants are normally quite free from disease and insect pests, but will tend to fall over if grown in shade, over-fertilized or kept too wet. Fertilize lightly with 10-10-10 in early spring.

Achillea is an excellent cut flower, fresh or dried, and the foliage has a clean herbal fragrance.

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