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Achillea Seeds - Summer Berries

Achillea millefolium

Minimum Seed Count: 10

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  • Maturity Date: 60-120 Days
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Color: Mix Colors
  • Plant Height: 12-36 Inches
  • Planting Season: Spring & Fall
  • Growth Habit: Spreading, Upright, Clumping
  • Bloom Season: Late Spring to Early Fall
  • Native To United States: Although developed from native species, these cultivars are not naturally found in the wild.
  • USDA Plant Hardiness Zone: Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9

Add a burst of color to your garden with Achillea - Summer Berries Yarrow. This charming perennial displays a vibrant array of berry-like hues, including shades of red, pink, purple, and white, that bring a delightful splash of color to any landscape.

While these cultivars are developed from native species, they offer a unique twist that is not naturally found in the wild. Achillea - Summer Berries Yarrow is perfect for creating eye-catching garden borders, edging, and mass plantings, providing long-lasting blooms from late spring through summer.

This versatile plant is not only visually appealing but also beneficial for your garden's ecosystem. It attracts pollinators such as bees and butterflies, contributing to local biodiversity. Additionally, its aromatic foliage is deer-resistant, making it a low-maintenance choice for gardeners.

Achillea - Summer Berries Yarrow thrives in full sun to partial shade and can adapt to various soil types, including loamy, sandy, and clay soils. With a height of 18-24 inches, it is suitable for garden beds, raised beds, and containers.

Whether you're looking to create stunning floral arrangements or simply enjoy the beauty in your garden, Achillea - Summer Berries Yarrow is an excellent addition. Embrace the vibrant colors and durability of this perennial favorite and reap its numerous benefits year after year.

  • USDA Zone Hardiness: Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
  • Height: Grows to a height of 18-24 inches
  • Cultivar Note: Although developed from native species, these cultivars are not naturally found in the wild.

Planting Instructions:

Location: Choose a location with full sun to partial shade. Summer Berries Yarrow thrives best in full sun.

Soil Preparation: Ensure the soil is well-drained. Yarrow prefers sandy or loamy soils but is adaptable to various soil types, including poor soils.

Sowing Seeds:

Direct Sowing: Sow the seeds directly outdoors in early spring after the last frost date or in late fall. Scatter the seeds on the soil surface and lightly press them in without covering them too deeply, as they need light to germinate.
Indoor Starting: For an earlier start, sow seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost date. Use seed-starting trays filled with a seed-starting mix. Press the seeds lightly into the surface and keep the soil moist until germination.
Germination: Seeds typically germinate within 14-21 days. Maintain a consistent moisture level in the soil during this period.

Transplanting: If starting indoors, transplant seedlings outdoors after the danger of frost has passed. Space the seedlings 12-18 inches apart to allow for adequate air circulation and growth.

Care Instructions:

Watering: Once established, Summer Berries Yarrow is drought-tolerant and requires minimal watering. Water sparingly, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings. Overwatering can lead to root rot and other fungal diseases.

Fertilizing: Yarrow generally does not require fertilization, especially if planted in nutrient-poor soil. Over-fertilization can cause the plants to become leggy and weak.

Mulching: Apply a thin layer of mulch around the base of the plants to help retain moisture and suppress weeds. Avoid mulching too close to the stems to prevent rot.

Pruning and Deadheading: To encourage continuous blooming, deadhead spent flowers regularly. This will also prevent self-seeding. In late fall, cut back the stems to about 1-2 inches above the ground to tidy up the plant and prepare it for winter.

Pests and Diseases: Summer Berries Yarrow is relatively pest and disease-free. However, it can occasionally be affected by aphids or powdery mildew. If necessary, treat with insecticidal soap or a fungicide.

Dividing Plants: Every 3-4 years, divide the plants in early spring or fall to rejuvenate them and prevent overcrowding. Dig up the clumps, separate them into smaller sections, and replant them in a suitable location.

Special Considerations:

Deer and Rabbit Resistance: Summer Berries Yarrow is generally deer and rabbit resistant, making it a good choice for gardens in areas with these pests.
Pollinator Friendly: The flowers attract beneficial pollinators, including butterflies and bees, contributing to the health and biodiversity of your garden.

Garden Uses:

Pollinator Attraction: Summer Berries Yarrow is excellent for attracting pollinators such as bees and butterflies, enhancing the biodiversity and ecological health of your garden.

Drought-Tolerant Landscaping: Due to its low water requirements, Summer Berries Yarrow is an ideal choice for xeriscaping and drought-tolerant gardens. It thrives in well-drained, sandy, or loamy soils and requires minimal maintenance once established.

Borders and Rock Gardens: With its vibrant mix of red, pink, and salmon flowers and upright growth habit, Summer Berries Yarrow is perfect for adding color and texture to garden borders and rock gardens. It also works well in mixed perennial beds.

Erosion Control: The deep roots of Summer Berries Yarrow help stabilize soil, making it a valuable plant for erosion control on slopes and hillsides.

Aesthetic Benefits:

Ornamental Value: Summer Berries Yarrow adds a burst of vibrant color to any garden setting with its bright, mixed-color flower clusters. Its finely divided, fern-like foliage provides a lovely contrast, adding texture and interest to your landscape.

Cut Flowers and Dried Arrangements: The flowers of Summer Berries Yarrow make excellent cut flowers for fresh bouquets. They can also be dried and used in floral arrangements, wreaths, and potpourri, retaining their bright color and adding a touch of natural beauty to indoor decor.

Ecological Benefits:

Habitat for Beneficial Insects: Summer Berries Yarrow provides habitat and food for beneficial insects, which can help control garden pests and promote a healthy garden ecosystem.

Soil Improvement: The extensive root system of Summer Berries Yarrow helps improve soil structure by breaking up compacted soil and enhancing soil aeration and drainage.

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Pollinator Attraction: Summer Berries Yarrow is excellent for attracting pollinators such as bees and butterflies, enhancing the biodiversity and ecological health of your garden.

Drought-Tolerant Landscaping: Due to its low water requirements, Summer Berries Yarrow is an ideal choice for xeriscaping and drought-tolerant gardens. It thrives in well-drained, sandy, or loamy soils and requires minimal maintenance once established.

Borders and Rock Gardens: With its vibrant mix of red, pink, and salmon flowers and upright growth habit, Summer Berries Yarrow is perfect for adding color and texture to garden borders and rock gardens. It also works well in mixed perennial beds.

Erosion Control: The deep roots of Summer Berries Yarrow help stabilize soil, making it a valuable plant for erosion control on slopes and hillsides.

Aesthetic Benefits:

Ornamental Value: Summer Berries Yarrow adds a burst of vibrant color to any garden setting with its bright, mixed-color flower clusters. Its finely divided, fern-like foliage provides a lovely contrast, adding texture and interest to your landscape.

Cut Flowers and Dried Arrangements: The flowers of Summer Berries Yarrow make excellent cut flowers for fresh bouquets. They can also be dried and used in floral arrangements, wreaths, and potpourri, retaining their bright color and adding a touch of natural beauty to indoor decor.

Ecological Benefits:

Habitat for Beneficial Insects: Summer Berries Yarrow provides habitat and food for beneficial insects, which can help control garden pests and promote a healthy garden ecosystem.

Soil Improvement: The extensive root system of Summer Berries Yarrow helps improve soil structure by breaking up compacted soil and enhancing soil aeration and drainage.

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