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Achillea millefolium ‘Cerise Queen’ (Yarrow)

Achillea 'Cerise Queen', 'Cerise Queen' Yarrow, Common Yarrow, Milfoil, Carpenter's Weed

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If you are looking for abundant blooms in shades of magenta for weeks of summer color, Achillea millefolium ‘Cerise Queen’ is what you need. This eye-catching Yarrow features masses of long-lasting clusters of bright cherry-pink flowers with white centers. They rise elegantly atop a pleasantly aromatic, semi-evergreen, mid-green fern-like foliage that nicely compliments the cheerful flat umbel flowers.

  • Blooms for weeks from early to late summer, this eye-catching beauty easily enlivens any sunny corner of the garden.
  • Easy caredroughtheathumiditydeer and rabbit tolerant, this Achillea is a perennial that is rich in many qualities aside from its good looks!
  • Grows up to 2 ft. tall (60 cm) with a similar spread, in sturdy, upright clumps.
  • Thrives in full sun in averagedry to medium moisturewell-drained soilsLight shade is tolerated, but the best coloring and flowering are obtained in full sun. Dry soils are also tolerated. Avoid rich, moist soils which would cause your Yarrow to get floppy or leggy. Good drainage is essential.
  • A vital ingredient of herbaceous borderscottage gardensrock gardenscoastal gardensmeadows, or prairies. This Yarrow is also valued for the excellent quality of its cut flowers, whether in bouquets or dried floral arrangements.
  • Yarrows are a must if you are trying to attract butterflies!
  • Deadheading will extend the bloom season and prevent your yarrow from spreading by seed. Cutting back after initial flowering will promote a rebloom. This plant self-seeds actively and can naturalize quickly if not monitored.
  • Achillea millefolium species is native to Europe, Western Asia, and North America.
  • Toxic to dogs, toxic to cats, toxic to horses.

 

Achillea, commonly known as Yarrow, belongs to the Asteraceae family, which also includes asters, chrysanthemums, and sunflowers. The genus was named after Achilles, the hero of the Trojan Wars in Greek mythology, who used the plant to stop the bleeding and heal the wounds of his soldiers. Brightening the garden throughout the summer, this perennial plant is versatile, easy to propagate, and available in a wide range of sizes and colors.

Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 9
Heat Zones 1 - 9
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A1, A2, A3
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Compositae
Genus Achillea
Common names Yarrow, Achillea
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 18" - 24"
(50cm - 60cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy, Semi-Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Rabbit, Dry Soil
Attracts Bees, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow, Coastal Garden
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Achillea (Yarrow)
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Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 9
Heat Zones 1 - 9
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A1, A2, A3
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Compositae
Genus Achillea
Common names Yarrow, Achillea
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 18" - 24"
(50cm - 60cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy, Semi-Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Rabbit, Dry Soil
Attracts Bees, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow, Coastal Garden
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Do I Need?
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