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Achillea millefolium Apple Blossom * Apple Blossom Yarrow

The soft green leaves of Achillea Apple Blossom will tolerate foot traffic. Traffic is not so good for the flowers but brings up the scent of the fragrant foliage. Any of the Achillea millefolium varieties are a great lawn substitute. The pink flowers on Apple Blossom Yarrow go from a brilliant deep pink fading to light pink before fading to buff. Achillea Apple Blossom will bloom in Spring and much of the summer. These yarrows are hardy in a significant drought but like a little water now and again and will look much better for it. I use the Achillea Apple Blossom in a perennial border or massed to give a long lasting multicolored pink. Achillea millefolium varieties can be used for a lawn substitute and germinate readily from seed.

Achillea Apple Blossom is a nectar source for the Checkerspot Butterfly and Painted Lady Butterfly, Northern White Skipper, Mormon Metalmark, California Common Ringlet, Great Purple Hairstreak, and the White Checkered Skipper and is a great addition to the butterfly garden.

A list of the Yarrow's featured on this site:
Achillea Apple Blossom * Apple Blossom Yarrow
Achillea Cerise Queen * Cerise Queen Yarrow
Achillea clavennae * Silver Yarrow
Achillea Desert Paprika * Desert Paprika Yarrow
Achillea filipendulina Coronation Gold * Coronation Gold Yarrow
Achillea Hoffnung * Hoffnung Yarrow
Achillea kellereri * Keller's Yarrow
Achillea lanulosa * Mountain Yarrow
Achillea Moonshine * Moonshine Yarrow
Achillea Paprika * Paprika Yarrow
Achillea Pomegranate * Pomegranate Yarrow
Achillea ptarmica * Pearl Yarrow
Achillea Salmon Beauty * Salmon Beauty Yarrow
Achillea Sonoma Coast * Sonoma Coast Yarrow
Achillea Terracotta Terracotta Yarrow
Achillea The Beacon * The Beacon Yarrow
Achillea tomentosa * Woolly Yarrow

Achillea Apple Blossom, Apple Blossom Yarrow

Flowers and foliage of Achillea Apple Blossom the Apple Blossom Yarrow. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.