Achillea millefolium 'Pink Grapefruit'

Pink Grapefruit Yarrow

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Patents: PP#20741

Family: Compositae

Genus: Achillea

Parent: Achillea millefolium

Category: Perennial

Zones: 4 to 8

Size: 29" tall and 28" wide

Growth Rate: Moderate

Exposure: Sun

Description: 

Compact and bushy habit. Deadhead. Pink flowers. Bright green feathery foliage.

History: 

From patent application (Inventor: Sahin-georgiadou, Elisabeth (Alphen aan den Rijn, NL), application date: 10/28/2008):

The new Achillea plant is a naturally-occurring whole plant mutation of Achillea millefolium 'Summer Pastels', not patented. The new Achillea plant was discovered and selected by the Inventor as a single flowering plant within a population of plants of 'Summer Pastels' in 2003 in a controlled outdoor nursery environment in Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands. The selection of this plant was based on its unique inflorescence coloration.

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My Experience: 

I purchased a 1-gallon plant from Laymans in September 2009 and it grew quite rapidly and created a rounded mound of bright green feathery foliage with pink flowers. Came back quickly in spring 2010 and bloomed well through early summer. The the stems started to brown out - fried - dried out I believe - in the long dry spell. I would buy it again just for the foliage... and so I did in April 2011, a 4" pot from Thyme After Thyme.


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