at Digging Dog
Legend has it that Achilles used this plant to heal
his soldiers’ wounds after battle. As a folk
remedy, its leaves are prescribed to soothe abrasions
and toothache. We find this sturdy, dependable plant
the perfect remedy for many design situations. The broad, flat flower heads enhance horizontal elements, their colors blending with other perennials. Spicy smelling, fernlike foliage and strong
straight stems add to overall attractiveness. Spreading
and drought tolerant, Yarrow seems to thrive on
neglect, can handle ocean spray and will bloom again in
the fall if cut back in midsummer.
Named for the ivory-white color that the pale
yellow flowers turn with age, ‘Alabaster’ blooms late and, with dried seed heads, keeps our interest well into winter. Its form is stiff and upright and its foliage gray-green, making an excellent neighbor for Aster ‘Little Carlow’ or grasses such as Miscanthus sinensis ‘Nippon’.
Size: 2-1/2' high x 2' 0" wide; hardy to zone 4.
Achillea ‘Alabaster’ (P-0239)
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