Yarrow 'Oertel's Rose' {3 1/2 in. Pots, min 25}

Achillea millefolium 'Oertel's Rose' (AKA Milfoil, Thousand Leaf, Stanchgrass, Staunchweed, Sanguinary, Nose-bleed, Soldier's Woundwort, Thousandleaf, Thousand Seal)
Pronunciation: ah-KILL-lee-ah mill-ih-FOE-lee-um
Product: 1945

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An ode to all things lady-like and pink, this fuchsia-red yarrow, known as Oertel's Rose, is perfectly named because of her romantic, rose hue. From May to October, numerous tiny flowers form dense 2 to 3 inch wide flower clusters that perch themselves like Sunday bonnets atop nearly evergreen fragrant, feathery foliage.

As one of the shorter Achilleas, she has a moderate to fast growth rate making her a perfect option in a garden where you need mid-level height and texture. Truly, this antique perennial is a flush of lacey foliage adorned by fuchsia doily-like flowers making her a matriarch of the garden.

Interesting Fact
This species was cultivated in Europe before 1440 and mixed in ale in place of hops to increase the inebriating quality of the drink.
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General information about Achillea (Yarrow):
Like vintage lace, Achillea, commonly called yarrow, when blossoming in your garden will take you back to your grandmother’s decorative doilies. From mid-summer through autumn dessert-plate size flower clusters sit perched above feathery sage foliage ready to serve butterflies their sweet nectar.

Herbaceous in nature, most yarrows reach heights of 2-4 feet and are delightfully durable tolerating drought and poor soil without fading. We offer golden and pink varieties that will be perfect as a back-border, in rock gardens or planted in mass creating the effect of a wildflower meadow. In fact, because it is self-sowing and will spread indefinitely, some gardeners opt to use it as a lawn-substitute.

Yarrow can become slightly untidy as it spreads, so gardeners often place it in the background creating a wispy web of leaves covered in rich, substantial blooms. With a moderate to fast growth rate and willingness to tolerate poor soil, heat, humidity, drought, pollution, rabbits and slopes as well as moderate tolerance of salt and infrequent foot traffic, yarrow is one of the hardiest perennials available.

Yarrow is prized for her flower clusters that are perfect for dried arrangements or fresh in a vase. These lovely perennials lend an alluring sense of days gone by to any garden.

Note: the more sun Achillea gets, the lighter the bloom color will be. For example, in full sun in southern zones Oertel's Rose can be so light as to appear white.

Interesting Facts
Yarrow came to North America from the Caucasus region bordering Europe and Asia.

The word "Achillea" refers to the Greek hero, Achilles who used yarrow for himself and for his soldiers. The Greeks began using yarrow over 3,000 years ago for treating external wounds on the skin. Both the flowers and leaves of yarrow were eaten or made into a tincture-tea. Often people chewed the leaves to relieve pain of a tooth ache. The fresh leaves were used in a variety of medicinal applications including fevers, stopping bleeding, menstrual issues, circulation and even gastrointestinal concerns.

In culinary applications, the leaves of the yarrow can be used cooked or raw and are best eaten when young. Slightly bitter, they add a pungent punch to salads. They have a bitter flavor but are good in mixed salads and best used when they are young. The flowers are often used in teas.

Gardener Tips
If you enjoy organic gardening approaches, Yarrow is an ideal companion plant. It attracts predatory wasps that use insect pests as food for their larvae. Similarly, it attracts ladybugs and hoverflies, also desirable garden bugs.

We love pairing Autumn Joy Stonecrop, Phlox, and any of our daylilies with yarrow. The result is a constant display of color from early spring through autumn.

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04/25/2019 By Bryan Hopping (NY)
Product reviewed: Yarrow 'Oertel's Rose' {3 1/2 in. Pots min 25}

If you have aggressive deer that eat EVERYTHING (yes, our deer eat rhodedendrons), then this is the plant for you.

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Product reviewed: Yarrow 'Oertel's Rose' {3 1/2 in. Pots min 25}

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Deadheading spent flower heads is recommended to promote extended blooming.
For best growth, cut stems back to a couple of inches above the soil after the first killing frost.
Apply a thin layer of compost each spring for more vivid color, followed by a 2-inch layer of mulch to retain moisture and control weeds.
Water plants during the summer if rainfall is less than one inch per week.
Requires good drainage.
Divide plants every 3 to 4 years as new growth begins in the spring, lifting plants and dividing them into clumps. Yarrow is easily dividable by simply digging up a large quantity and shaking loose into clumps. Ideally, this is done in springtime though yarrow will tolerate propagation virtually anytime.
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