Yarrows are first and foremost a great plant for pollinators. Their large open umbels are just what they need. Then add a beautiful array of colors, great as a cut flower, long bloom season, and you have a perfect plant.
Salmon Beauty is a clump forming yarrow with flowers that open salmon pink and then fade a buff color from spring until fall. The umbels are about 4″ across on 2′ stems. The ferny foliage creates an evergreen mat.
Pronunciation: ak-ih-LEE-a mill-ee-FOH-lee-um
Species Meaning: Thousand leaves
Wants consistent summer moisture. Dead head to keep it blooming through fall.
Divide in spring
Was originally introduced under the name ‘Lachsshonheit’. It is one a Galaxy Hybrid, a group of hybrids imported from Germany that resulted from crossing Achillea millefolium (pink and red flowered forms) and Achillea ‘Taygetea’. Most of the series vegetatively resemble Achillea millefolium with mats of pale to dark green, dissected leaves but the larger heads of flowers come from Achillea ‘Taygetea’.
This plant received the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit in 1999.
In Our Garden
Plant ID: P20062
Found in Portal,
At the base of the steps that lead into the cutting garden.
We acquired this plant from Annie's Annuals and Perennials.