Achillea millefolium 'Pomegranate'
Achillea millefolium 'Pomegranate' flowers
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Height: 28 inches
Spread: 28 inches
Hardiness Zone: 4a
Pomegranate has striking magenta flowers, unlike other yarrows; a natural attractant to hummingbirds and butterflies; use in hot, hard-to-grow areas
Pomegranate Yarrow is draped in stunning cherry red flat-top flowers at the ends of the stems from early to late summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It's attractive tomentose ferny leaves remain grayish green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Pomegranate Yarrow is an herbaceous perennial with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.
This is a high maintenance perennial that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting bees, butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Pomegranate Yarrow is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Pomegranate Yarrow will grow to be about 28 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 28 inches. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.
This perennial should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to dry locations, and dislikes excessive moisture. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in poor soils. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This plant can be propagated by division.
This is a selection of a native North American species.