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<h3>'''Scientific Name:''' ''Achillea millefolium'' 'Island Pink'<br>
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<h3>''Botanical Name:'' ''Achillea millefolium'' 'Island Pink'<br>
'''Common name:''' Island Pink Yarrow<br> </h3>
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'''Common Name:''' Island Pink Yarrow</h3>
   
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:Fuzzy, feathery fern-like leaves. Flat topped cluster of flowers rise to 2 feet. Good cut flower in a meadow planting. A lawn substitute that can handle foot traffic and can be mowed as desired.
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Low growing perennial with light pink flowers.<br>
 
  
 
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'''Family:''' Euphorbiaceae <br>
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:'''Plant Family:''' Asteraceae
'''Size:''' 3'h x 3'w <br> 
 
'''Form:''' Shrub <br> 
 
'''Growth habit:''' Rounded, loose  <br> 
 
'''Growth Rate:''' Fast <br> 
 
'''Deciduous:''' Evergreen <br> 
 
'''Flower Color:''' Red (catkins) <br> 
 
'''Flowering Season:''' January-June<br> 
 
'''Exposure:''' Sun to part sun  <br> 
 
'''Soil Type:''' Rocky/sandy <br> 
 
'''Soil Moisture:''' Dry to semi-dry <br> 
 
'''Hardiness:''' Hardy to 4,000'  <br> 
 
'''Cultural Uses:'''  <br> 
 
'''CNPS Status:''' Not Listed <br> 
 
  
'''Distribution:''' Coastal San Diego Co. to Baja & edge of desert Habitat: dry granite slopes 700-4000' in Chaparral, Southern Oak Woodland <br> 
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:'''Plant Type:''' Perennial
 
 
'''Wildlife Value:''' Hummingbirds, butterflies and bees collect nectar from the flowers. Birds eat seeds. <br>
 
  
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:'''Height by Width:''' 6 in. - 2' H x 2' W
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:'''Growth Habit:''' Upright, spreading by rhizomes
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:'''Deciduous/Evergreen:''' Evergreen
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:'''Growth Rate:''' Fast
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:'''Sun Exposure:''' Full sun to high shade
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:'''Soil Preference:''' Adaptable
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:'''Water Requirements:''' Moderate to regular
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:'''Cold Hardy to:''' 10,500'
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:'''Flower Season:''' Spring/Summer
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:'''Flower Color:''' Pink
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:'''Endangered?:''' Not listed
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:'''Distribution:''' Garden selection
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:'''Natural Habitat:''' Adapted to many habitats
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'''Care and Maintenance'''<br>
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:'''Care and Maintenance'''<br>
Periodically remove any dead material with sharp pruners. If necessary, prune and shape by cutting back no more than a third of the plant. Shears may be used to provide a more formal shape.
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:'''History'''<br>
  
'''Garden Companions'''<br>
 
The following plants would be good companions with California Copperleaf:<br>
 
  
'''Other Names'''<br>
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:'''Other Names'''<br>
''    Acalypha pringlei''
 
  
'''History'''<br>
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:'''References'''<br>
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:* Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. ''California Native Plants for the Garden.'' Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.
  
'''Links'''<br>
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Latest revision as of 22:55, 19 August 2010

Botanical Name: Achillea millefolium 'Island Pink'
Common Name: Island Pink Yarrow

Fuzzy, feathery fern-like leaves. Flat topped cluster of flowers rise to 2 feet. Good cut flower in a meadow planting. A lawn substitute that can handle foot traffic and can be mowed as desired.

Plant Family: Asteraceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 6 in. - 2' H x 2' W
Growth Habit: Upright, spreading by rhizomes
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun to high shade
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Moderate to regular
Cold Hardy to: 10,500'
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: Pink
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Garden selection
Natural Habitat: Adapted to many habitats

Songbird iconA.jpg Oak iconA.jpg Butterfly iconA.jpg Clay iconA.jpg Fragrant iconA.jpg Slope iconA.jpg Container iconA.jpg


Care and Maintenance


History


Other Names
References
  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.
Links