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Achillea millefolium 'Cerise Queen'

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Description

'Cerise Queen' has deep pink flowers tightly packed together in large, flat topped clusters. It blooms in early summer until fall on stems that stand 2 ft tall. The foliage is feathery and fernlike. It is attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds while resistant to deer, rabbits and drought. This is a favorite as a cut flower and is also excellent as a dried flower. 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. The species name millefolium means "thousand-leaf" in reference to its fern-like foliage.

Soil
Dry
Plant Shape
Mounded
Exposure
Full Sun
Bloom Time
May - June, July - August
Bloom Color
Pink, Red
Landscape Use
Bedding or Border
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Butterflies, Resistant To Deer
Plant Type
Perennial
Hardiness Zone
3 - 9