Achillea 'Desert Eve' Series
Common Name: Yarrow "Desert Eve Series"
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Zone: 4 - 9
Height: 12 - 18 inches
Spread: 14 - 22 inches
Bloom Time: Late Spring-Early Summer. Will rebloom if deadheaded.
Bloom Description: Large flower heads 4 inches. See 'More Images' for colors.
Foliage: Green - Fragrant - Feathery
Attributes: Deer & Rabbit Resistant, Long Blooming, Attracts Bees & Butterflies. Salt and Drought Tolerant, Good for Cut and Dried Flowers
"Desert Eve Series" - Early-flowering varieties bred for compact growth and large flower heads, up to 4" across. Perfect in landscape or container or for dried flower arrangements.
Specimen, group or mass. Borders. Cottage gardens. Arrangements.
Sun: Full Sun
Water: Dry to Medium
Adaptable and easy to grow. Multiplies by deep rhizomes. Easily divided. Cut back to stimulate srong spring growth.
Best grown in lean, dry to medium moisture, well-drained sandy loams in full sun. Does well in average garden soils and tolerates poor soils as long as drainage is good. Avoid heavy clays and moist, rich, fertile soils. Plants are best sited in locations protected from strong winds. May need staking or other support.
Deadhead spent flower heads to lateral buds to promote additional bloom. Cut plants back to basal leaves after flowering to tidy the planting and to encourage new foliage growth with a possible additional fall bloom. 'Moonshine' is susceptible to a number of foliar diseases and tends to melt out by mid to late summer in hot and humid southern climates. Divide clumps as needed (every 2-3 years) to reinvigorate plantings.
Botrytis, stem rot, root rot, powdery mildew and rust can be significant disease problems. Plant foliage tends to decline considerably by mid summer in hot and humid summer climates. May not need staking if given proper culture, though strong summer rain storms with high winds can flatten exposed plantings.