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Achillea 'Salmon Beauty' - Salmon Yarrow
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Asteraceae (Sunflowers)
Origin: Garden Origin
Flower Color: Salmon
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Synonyms: [Achillea 'Lachsshönheit']
Parentage: (A. millefolium x A. 'Taygetea')
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: < 0 °F
Achillea 'Salmon Beauty' (Salmon Yarrow) - This perennial yarrow forms a spreading mat to 3+ feet wide of fern-like, mid-green leaves. The large flat heads, rising 18 inches above the foliage have salmon-pink flowers that fade to creamy yellow beginning in late spring and continuing through summer. Plant in full sun to light shade and irrigate regularly. Can withstand summer drought but looks much better when irrigated and grown in full sun. Hardy to at least 0 degrees F. 'Salmon Beauty' is sometimes called 'Lachsshonheit', the German name under which is was first named. This is one of the Galaxy Hybrids, a group of hybrids imported from Germany that resulted in crossing Achillea millefolium (pink and red flowered forms) and A. 'Taygetea'. Most of the series vegetatively resemble A. millefolium with mats of pale to dark green, dissected leaves but the larger heads of flowers come from A.'Taygetea'. Good nectar source for butterflies. This plant received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit in 1999.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Achillea 'Salmon Beauty'.