Friday, October 21, 2011

Pineapple Mango Achillea millefolium

 

Always on the lookout for new Achillea or Yarrow to add to the garden I happened upon this new one being grown in the Franklin Park Conservatory test gardens. This charming beauty glowed in the afternoon sun.

FPC_Achillea_Pineapple_Mango3Achillea millefolium Tutti Frutti “ Pineapple Mango”

Information on this plant from Bressingham Plants are as follows:

Availability: North America, Europe, Japan
Large flower clusters start out rich pink, maturing to yellow/salmon and finishing pale primrose yellow. Outstanding compact, sturdy and full habit. Excellent flowering uniformity. Long blooming period, mid-June through July. Foliage is reliably robust and disease-resistant even in hot, sticky summers. Heat loving - no meltdown! A Blooms of Bressingham selection from Takii (from Sahin breeding).
Garden Care: Adaptable to nearly any soil type with adequate drainage. Allow to dry between waterings. Self-reliant and maintenance free. Deadheading enhances appearance and encourages rebloom. May be divided at any time to rejuvenate.
Exposure: Full Sun
Bloom Time: Summer
Flower Color: Pink, Yellow
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 23"/58cm
Spread: 23"/58cm
Habit: Mounding
USDA Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8 / -30 to -7°C
Uses: Mixed border, Container
Attributes: Cut flower, Dried flower, Long blooming, Attracts butterflies, Fragrant foliage

FPC_Achillea_Pineapple_Mango2 It looks similar to “Apricot Delight” achillea which I have in the garden and love growing with the Hot Papaya Echinacea.

HotPapaya_ApricotDelight Hot Papaya Echinacea & Apricot Delight Yarrow

FPC_Achillea_Pineapple_Mango But when pictured together the subtle differences are noticeable and the pink infusion into the petals shows up. Regardless it is a pretty new addition to a garden for those who like Yarrow.

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Today is also  Fertilizer Friday hosted by our gal Glenda at “Tootsie Time”. So Flaunt Your Flowers!
Everyone have a wonderful weekend and enjoy those blooms while they last.
The rains have finally stopped but with a high of 43 degrees  yesterday and the wind it was a reminder of things to come.
Happy Gardening,
Lona

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9 comments:

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Lona, not only the flowers and creatures are wonderful, but your photographs are great too! I love that new chillea! We need tough and beautiful plants!
Thanks for your comments on my blog!!!

ONG said...

Love that Yarrow! I've never seen one close to that color but it opens up so many possibilities of what to pair it up with. Thank you for sharing!

hundredsofideas said...

I tend to over water mine...sigh This is a delightful color....43? Oh heck no,not yet!

noel said...

aloha lona,

how are you doing-hope your weekend is going well...i love that yarrow and echinacea combination-it offsets the hot colors very well :)

leavesnbloom said...

I wish these plants did better in our climate - they sure sound to be alot more resilient to heat rather than to our winter wet here. The new addition is a lovely hue and really goes well with the later autumnal colours. Your photos of the plant are lovely Lona.

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

What a lovely combo of colors. I would like it with a strong coral colored flower.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

alison@thisbloominglife said...

I'm willing my yellow yarrow to flower right now! I might try hold off on the water a bit. I find it great as a compost activator also.

sweetbay said...

I love the name and the soft colors.

Tootsie said...

I am so lucky to have such a great group of gardeners to share with...thank you so much for linking into my little party today...I look forward to many more posts as wonderful as this from you!!!
I hope your week/weekend is just what you hoped it would be!!!
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