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Yarrow 'Salmon Beauty', 'Calistoga'

  • Scientific Name: Achillea millefolium 'Salmon Beauty', 'Calistoga'
  • Garden: Edibles and Herbs Garden
  • Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennial
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Evergreen
  • Sun/Shade Exposure: Full Sun or Part Shade
  • Moisture Requirements: Dry

Plant Information

Achillea millefolium ‘Salmon Beauty’ is an unbeatable native perennial that blooms for a LONG time with a minimum amount of effort from the gardener. Foamy, ferny gray green leaves create a low carpet of evergreen foliage. Rising up on 2′ spikes flat umbels of soft salmon flower create landing pads for pollinators. The flowers fade lightly after opening for a wonderful multicolor effect. Remove spent flowers, apply a little water and it will repeat bloom until frost. Best in lighter soils that are enriched but drain quickly. Best floral displays occur with light consistent summer water though it is very drought tolerant when established. Tolerates the toughest, hottest sites. Admirable if a little pungent cut flower. LOVED by pollinators. Creates a growing patch to several feet wide quickly. Blooms spring- autumn. Moderately deer resistant. Borders, dry borders, hell strips, etc. Oregon native plant. Plant type: Herbaceous perennial | Sun exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade Biome: Deer Resistance, Low Water/No Water, Oregon Coast, Western Native, Willamette Valley Natives | USDA Hardiness zone: Zn4a -25º to -30ºF Foliage color: Gray-green | Foliage season: Evergreen Achillea millefolium ‘Calistoga’ A fine form of native Yarrow that has leaves that are a striking gray with pure, clean white flowers. A great combination. Spreads to form a low wide plant that is evergreen (gray). The flat clusters of flowers appear continuously from May to frost. More consistently if you remove spent flowers. The umbels, unusual for the daisy family, are loved by butterflies. Well, actually all pollinators. They are given a flat landing pad and tons of flowers- what more could you want. Excellent for low care areas where this romping perennial will happily out compete weeds and hold ground with very light amounts of water. Full sun and well-drained soil. its best to double dig the soil to incorporate oxygen and de-compact the soil. Does not like compacted soil. Light but consistent summer water speeds growth and vigor. Otherwise very drought tolerant. Excellent on slopes. To 20″ tall in bloom on a low spreading foliage plant to 2′ wide or wider. High deer resistance. Great cut flower. Mix with other low water plants. Pretty with other colors of yarrow. Oregon native plant. Plant type: Ground cover, Herbaceous perennial | Sun exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade Biome: Deer Resistance, Hot Aspects, Low Water/No Water, Oregon Coast, Western Native, Willamette Valley Natives | USDA Hardiness zone: Zn4a -25º to -30ºF Foliage color: Silver/Gray | Foliage season: Evergreen

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ACMI(sb) Flower DF (©2020 Dan Freedman), ACMI(sb) Leaf CM (©2020 Cheri Moland)