New! Long-lasting perennial.
Shades of sunny pastel blooms make excellent cut flowers and reliable perennial garden plants with decorative, fern-like foliage. As cut flowers, the 2–4", flat-topped flower heads on 24" stems add bulk, durability, and beauty to bouquets. Long vase life. Summer Pastels F2 population. Flowers first year from seed. Low maintenance. Tolerates drought once established. Perennial in Zones 2–9. AAS winner.
• Attracts and supports beneficial insects such as damsel bugs, lacewings, lady beetles, and parasitic wasps.
Ht. 28–30". Avg. 226,800 seeds/oz. Packet: 100 seeds.
DAYS TO GERMINATION:10-14 days at 65-72°F (18-22°C).
SOWING:Transplant (recommended): Sow 8-10 weeks before last frost. Do not cover seed as light is required for germination. Bottom water or mist lightly to avoid covering the seed with displaced soil. Transplant to cell packs or 2-4" containers when the first true leaves appear, approximately 3 weeks after sowing. Harden off and transplant outside after the last frost. Direct seed: Sow seed in late spring, after late frost, early summer, or fall. Thin to stand 12-24" apart. Support may be necessary.
GROWING ON:Grow seedlings for 3-5 weeks at 70-72°F (21-22°C) in full light.
SOIL REQUIREMENTS:Any well-drained soil.
HARDINESS ZONES:Zones 2-9.
HARVEST:Fresh: Harvest when pollen is visible on the flowers. Cut in the coolest part of the day.
USES:Excellent cut or dried flower. Permanent beds and mass plantings.
Note:Divide every 3-4 years to maintain vigor.
SCIENTIFIC NAME:Achillea millefolium
There are no reviews yet.