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Achillea millefolium 'Island Pink'

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Botanical Name: Achillea millefolium 'Island Pink'
Common Name: Island Pink Yarrow

Fuzzy, feathery fern-like leaves. Flat topped cluster of flowers rise to 2 feet. Good cut flower in a meadow planting. A lawn substitute that can handle foot traffic and can be mowed as desired.

Plant Family: Asteraceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 6 in. - 2' H x 2' W
Growth Habit: Upright, spreading by rhizomes
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun to high shade
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Moderate to regular
Cold Hardy to: 10,500'
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: Pink
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Garden selection
Natural Habitat: Adapted to many habitats

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References
  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.
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