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New Vintage Violet Yarrow

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New Vintage Violet Yarrow (Achillea millefolium ‘New Vintage Violet’)Exciting violet flowers with good color retention, and no gap between flowers and foliage; an attractive container plant; excellent for xeriscaping and hot, sunny, dry locations in the garden; performs well on hot sites

Characteristics

Average Landscape Height:
14 inches
Average Landscape Width:
12 inches
Growth Rate:
fast
Genus:
Achillea
Species:
millefolium
Cultivar:
Balvinolet
Flower Color:
violet
Flower Period:
from early summer to early fall
Summer Foliage Color:
gray green
Minimum Light:
full sun
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Moisture:
dry
Maximum Moisture:
average
Plant Form:
spreading
Canopy:
low
Pruning:
spring cleanup
Pollution Tolerance:
high
Branching:
herbaceous
Flower Eye Color:
cream

Ornamental Features

New Vintage Violet Yarrow features showy violet flat-top flowers with creamy white eyes at the ends of the stems from early summer to early fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its attractive tomentose ferny leaves remain grayish green in color throughout the season.

Landscape Attributes

New Vintage Violet Yarrow is an herbaceous perennial with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

Planting & Growing

New Vintage Violet Yarrow will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to dry locations, and dislikes excessive moisture. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in poor soils. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

New Vintage Violet Yarrow is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its spreading habit of growth, it is ideally suited for use as a 'spiller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the edges where it can spill gracefully over the pot. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

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