Achillea 'Oertel's Rose' - 3.5 inch Pots (Minimum Quantity: 25 Plants)

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Achillea x 'Oertel's Rose' is a lovely aromatic herb that reminds us of grandmother's garden. Its abundant soft pink flowers cover the ground as a cushion, then fade to ivory as they gracefully age. Yarrow is drought tolerant and deer resistant, so it is a superb choice for the low-maintenance landscape. Achillea attracts butterflies, too!

Achillea attracts parasitic wasps that feast on and kill tomato hornworms, which makes it an ideal companion plant for vegetables in the Solanaceae family.

Achillea x 'Oertel's Rose' is one of those plants you should include in your garden of aromatics. We include Achillea in our walkabouts with children to "scratch and sniff." Nothing enhances learning as much as drawing all the senses into play.

The name - Achillea - is derived from the legend that Achilles used the leaves to treat his soldiers' wounds received in battle. An herbal bath had a similar effect, thus the nicknames “Soldier’s Woundwort”, "Sanguinary plant" and "Staunchweed."

Name(s): Achillea x 'Oertel's Rose', Yarrow plant, Milfoil, Staunchweed, Sanguinary plant, Thousandleaf, Soldier's Woundwort, Old-Man's Pepper, Plumajillo, Gordaldo, Nosebleed plant.

Flower Color: Pink

Bloom Time: June to September

Foliage: Herbaceous, gray-green, fragrant.

Height/Spread: 12 inches to 24 inches x 15 inches.

Climate Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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Sun Exposure: Full sun

Soil Condition: Well-drained to dry, average to poor, pH 5.1 to 6.5

Features: Drought tolerant, deer resistant, fragrant.

Uses: Xeriscaping, massed planting, naturalizing, cutting gardens, butterfly gardens, herb gardens, perennial borders, medicinal gardens, companion plants for tomatoes, attracts pollinators.

Tips on Achillea Planting and Care

Comments: Achillea attracts these butterfly species: American CopperBanded HairstreakRed-banded HairstreakPainted Lady.

Achillea - Yarrow - is a great companion for a host of other plants. It loves the full sun of the vegetable garden, and its aromatic foliage deters many garden pests.

Minimum quantity allowed for this plant is 25.

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