Achillea Pomegranate Plants for Sale Online
Achillea Pomegranate produces blooms that are a bright rich red color that brightens up any sun-loving garden all summer long! Excellent for cutting or drying. One of the best Yarrows for growing in containers. Deadheading faded blooms will encourage more buds to form over a longer season.
About Your Achillea Pomegranate
Achillea Pomegranate from Blooms of Bressingham features showy, velvety red flowers and full, compact habit that take it out of the flower “chorus” and place it center stage with a strong color statement. Part of the Tutti Frutti Series from Blooms, Achillea Pomegranate is one of the top picks of Richard Hawke, Plant Evaluation Manager for the Chicago Botanical Garden. In a talk he recently gave at PPA’s P.L.A.N.T. program, he cited the variety’s “fantastic red color and bushy habit with stems that really do stand up and don’t flop over.” He also liked its durability in the heat and humidity of July and August. The Achilleas in the Tutti Frutti series have excellent flowering uniformity and a blooming period that lasts from mid-June through July. Their foliage is reliably robust and disease-resistant even in high temperatures. A mounding habit makes them ideal for containers and in the landscape, with their flowers valued as cuts, fresh or dried.
|Mature Height:||18 to 24 inches|
|Mature Width:||1.5 to 2 feet|
|Habit:||Upright, clump forming|
|Flower Color:||Rich Pomegranate Red|
|Flowering Season:||June through September|
|Foliage:||Gray-Green filigreed foliage|
|Soil Condition:||Prefers dry, average to sandy soil|
|Water Requirements:||Water well until established|
|Uses:||Extremely attractive when used as a focal point in the mixed border, mass planting. Attracts pollinators|
How to Care for Achillea Pomegranate
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Achillea Pomegranate plants that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. Achillea Pomegranate does prefer drier soils so if there was ever a plant that we would recommend not adding topsoil or compost this is one. Bio-tone starter fertilizer is a great starter fertilizer that provides plants with mycorrhizae fungus. It is a naturally occurring beneficial fungus that colonizes on the new growing roots of plants. It creates a barrier between the roots of the plant and fungus and pathogens that can cause root rot. We love this product and use it on all plants we install in our own gardens. Bio-tone is a gardener’s best friend and can help guarantee your success.