Looking for a burst of color in your garden? Look no further than Achillea millefolium ‘Cerise Queen’, a stunning perennial that boasts clusters of vibrant cerise pink flowers atop delicate fern-like foliage. This plant is not just a pretty face, though. ‘Cerise Queen’ is a tough and hardy variety of yarrow that can withstand drought, heat, and even cold temperatures. It thrives in full sun and well-drained soil, making it a great choice for rock gardens, borders, and wildflower meadows. In addition to its beauty and resilience, ‘Cerise Queen’ is also a magnet for pollinators like bees and butterflies. Plant it alongside other pollinator-friendly plants like Echinacea and Monarda to create a buzzing and vibrant ecosystem in your garden. But what about companion plants? Consider pairing ‘Cerise Queen’ with contrasting colors, like the deep blue spikes of Salvia or the sunny yellow blooms of Rudbeckia. Or, for a more muted and serene color palette, try pairing it with the silver foliage of Artemisia or the delicate white flowers of Gypsophila. Overall, Achillea millefolium ‘Cerise Queen’ is a versatile and striking plant that will add beauty, resilience, and biodiversity to any garden.
- Common Name(s):yarrow ‘Cerise Queen’
- Hardiness:Fully hardy
- How big will I get? Achillea millefolium ‘Cerise Queen’ can grow to a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.4m.
- Did You Know That:The genus name Achillea is derived from the Greek hero Achilles, who is said to have used the plant to heal the wounds of his soldiers?
A rough guide to how this plant will change through the year.
Achillea millefolium ‘Cerise Queen’ prefers moist but well-draining soil. This plant can grow in soil with a wide range of pH levels, it is not picky about the pH level of the soil.
Achillea millefolium ‘Cerise Queen’ prefers an exposed position and requires full sun to thrive, this consists of more than six hours of direct sunshine per day.
Achillea millefolium ‘Cerise Queen’ should be deadheaded regularly to encourage more blooms. This will prevent the plant spending energy producing seed, any remaining foliage can then be cut back in early Spring to encourage growth through the growing season.
Pest, Diseases and Wildlife
Achillea millefolium ‘Cerise Queen’ can have problems with aphids, it can be vulnerable to certain diseases such as powdery mildews. It is also known to attract bees, butterflies, birds and other pollinators. It is toxic to cats, dogs and horses.