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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; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1999

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4 members have or want this plant for trade.


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Scarlet (Dark Red)

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


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:

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

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1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

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


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

Marietta, Georgia
Mchenry, Illinois
Hopkins, Minnesota
Knoxville, Tennessee
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Seattle, Washington

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