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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:''' Yarrow selection</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.<br>
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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> 
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'''Form:''' Shrub <br> 
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'''Plant Type:''' Perennial
'''Growth habit:''' Rounded, loose  <br> 
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'''Growth Rate:''' Fast <br> 
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'''Height by Width:''' 6 in. - 2' H x 2' W
'''Deciduous:''' Evergreen <br> 
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'''Flower Color:''' Red (catkins) <br>
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'''Growth Habit:''' Upright, spreading by rhizomes
'''Flowering Season:''' January-June<br>  
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'''Exposure:''' Sun to part sun  <br>
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'''Deciduous/Evergreen:''' Evergreen
'''Soil Type:''' Rocky/sandy <br>
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'''Soil Moisture:''' Dry to semi-dry <br>
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'''Growth Rate:''' Fast
'''Hardiness:''' Hardy to 4,000'  <br>
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'''Cultural Uses:''' <br>  
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'''Sun Exposure:''' Full sun to high shade
'''CNPS Status:''' Not Listed <br>
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'''Soil Preference:''' Adaptable
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'''Water Requiremenets:''' 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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'''Hummingbirds:''' FALSE<br>
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'''Birds:''' TRUE<br>
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'''Under Oaks:''' TRUE<br>
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'''Butterflies:''' TRUE<br>
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'''Clay:''' TRUE<br>
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'''Aromatic:''' FALSE<br>
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'''Slope/Erosion:''' TRUE<br>
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'''Container:''' TRUE<br>
  
'''Distribution:''' Coastal San Diego Co. to Baja & edge of desert Habitat: dry granite slopes 700-4000' in Chaparral, Southern Oak Woodland <br> 
 
 
 
'''Wildlife Value:''' Hummingbirds, butterflies and bees collect nectar from the flowers. Birds eat seeds. <br>
 
  
 
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'''Care and Maintenance'''<br>
 
'''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>
 
'''Other Names'''<br>
''    Acalypha pringlei''
 
 
'''History'''<br>
 
  
 
'''Links'''<br>
 
'''Links'''<br>

Revision as of 03:16, 24 June 2008

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

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 Requiremenets: 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

Hummingbirds: FALSE
Birds: TRUE
Under Oaks: TRUE
Butterflies: TRUE
Clay: TRUE
Aromatic: FALSE
Slope/Erosion: TRUE
Container: TRUE



Care and Maintenance

History

Other Names

Links