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Achillea millefolium 'Pink Grapefruit'

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Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Achillea (ak-ih-LEE-a) (Info)
Species: millefolium (mill-ee-FOH-lee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Pink Grapefruit
Additional cultivar information: (Tutti Frutti Series)

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Category:
Perennials

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink
Pink
Rose/Mauve

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Silver/Gray

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
This plant is resistant to deer

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral kczsweetie On Jul 7, 2010, kczsweetie from central, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

I bought Pink Grapefruit last summer. To say the least, it has certainly fluorished. It doesn't wilt or fall over quite as bad as my red one does, and the flowers have been non-stop both years. Flowers are a very pretty pink (starts out a definite pink that fades to light pink as the flower ages) that goes well with the delicate ferny leaves.

However, give this one some room. Mine has quadrupled in size in one year by sending out root shoots. Don't get me wrong, it's a gorgeous plant, but expecting it to stay somewhat contained was a mistake on my part. I'll be digging/splitting it probably every other year if this growth rate continues. Thus, the neutral rating.

Bottom line: If you want a prolific flowering plant to fill in a space in a larger-area garden, or a show stopper to dominate in a small garden, this plant's for you!

Positive sjblalock On Jun 17, 2010, sjblalock from Nicholasville, KY wrote:

I bought this plant last year and am thrilled with it. I planted it on a dry, rocky slope with some lavender. It maintains a nice fluffy base while sending up lots of beautiful pink flowers that hold their color and rebloom throughout the summer, starting in June.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Evergreen, Colorado
Bellevue, Illinois
Nicholasville, Kentucky
Kasota, Minnesota
Greenville, South Carolina
Knoxville, Tennessee



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