PlantFiles is getting a new look! Just in time for spring, we're rolling out a new look for the best online plants database. It will also work with your smart phones and mobile devices, so now you can take it with you on garden center visits or botanical garden tours. Questions or comments? Please post them here.

Yarrow, Milfoil, Staunchweed, Sanguinary, Thousandleaf, Soldier's Woundwort
Achillea millefolium 'Summer Wine'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Achillea (ak-ih-LEE-a) (Info)
Species: millefolium (mill-ee-FOH-lee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Summer Wine
Hybridized by Oudolf
Registered or introduced: 1999

Category:

Perennials

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 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)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Rose/Mauve

Red

Scarlet (Dark Red)

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

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

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

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

Regional

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

Marietta, Georgia

Mchenry, Illinois

Hopkins, Minnesota

Knoxville, Tennessee

Virginia Beach, Virginia

Seattle, Washington

show all

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On May 28, 2010, ms_greenjeans from Hopkins, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

Nice flower color, long bloom time, easy to care for plant. In one place that I planted it, it is just staying where I put it and growing like any other plant. In the other place I put it, I have already removed and replaced it because it was too aggressive. So as long as you select the planting location with that in mind, you will be happy. In the spot where I left this growing, I have planted it with blanket flower 'Fanfare' and daylily 'Strutter's Ball' and coreopsis. It is a really nice looking combination, I think.

Neutral

On Jul 10, 2009, littlelamb from Virginia Beach, VA (Zone 8b) wrote:

I've only had it for a couple years but it's a beautiful color. The leaves are fern like and have a grey/green color to them. The flower stalks are about 3 ft. tall and the wind here makes them flop over pretty easy so next year I'll put a ring around them to keep them upright. And make sure you put a root barrier around it to contain the spread if you want to keep it in a certain area. Other than that, it's a pretty easy plant!

Neutral

On Feb 1, 2008, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

AKA Summerwine. Hybridized by Piet Oudolf, Netherlands. AGM 1999.