'Parker's Variety' has small bright golden flowers in large, closely packed flat topped clusters up to 4 inches in diameter. The stems stand 3 to 4 ft. tall with feathery aromatic foliage. It does well in full sun with a long blooming period from mid summer to early fall. It is attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds while resistant to deer, rabbits and drought. This is a cultivar of Achillea filipendulina which is native to the Caucasus, Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan. The genus name Achillea is in reference to Achilles, hero of the Trojan Wars in Greek mythology, who used the plant medicinally to stop bleeding and to heal the wounds of his soldiers.
Attracts Butterflies, Resistant To Deer