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Achillea millefolium 'Appleblossom'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Achillea (ak-ih-LEE-a) (Info)
Species: millefolium (mill-ee-FOH-lee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Appleblossom
Additional cultivar information: (aka Apple Blossom, Apfelbluete)

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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:
Pale Pink

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
This plant is resistant to deer

Soil pH requirements:
5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

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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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive mountainman72 On Apr 11, 2011, mountainman72 from Broomfield, CO wrote:

My apple blossom yarrow doubled in size in it's first growing season, I will be surrounding it with fabric to keep it contained to one area. I can't bring myself to get rid of it for it is far too beautiful. It's light pink/red blooms lighten to almost white after a week. Although I did cut it back to the ground last fall, some of the foliage remained green (and grew!) all throughout the winter. I can't wait to see what it's going to look like this year. Flies, ladybugs, and butterflies love this flower!

Positive merilee On Jun 26, 2003, merilee from Plain City, OH wrote:

My Apple Blossom Yarrow is spending its second year in my garden, and what a star! The blossom color is a lovely deep lilac and the plant blooms profusely and continuously. I don't recall that it bloomed the first year, but the wait was well worth it. If it becomes invasive and out of control, great! It's gorgeous! My plant gets full sun from 9 am to 3 pm. This one plant has prompted me to go out and buy many other yarrow varieties! Planted between a pink Queen Elizabeth and a pink New Zealand rose bush......a true showstopper!


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

Stockton, California
Broomfield, Colorado
Olive Branch, Mississippi
Clinton Corners, New York
Croton On Hudson, New York
Columbus, Ohio
Knoxville, Tennessee
Salt Lake City, Utah
Moxee, Washington

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