Another fabulous plant from the boys at Antique Perennials in nearby Kinglake. Their dedicated breeding has produced an outstanding variety. The salmon to peach pink flowers fade through apricot then pastel to sandy parchment colours. A stunning show from start to finish.
Achillea ‘Antique Parchment’ is ideal for cottage and flower gardens or even in pots. In good soil it will form clumps at a steady pace and will need to be divided every three years or so. Plant in full sun and keep moist in active growth.
Achillea is commonly known as Sneezewort or Yarrow. The botanical name is Achillea ptarmica. Achillea is named for the Greek mythological hero who found healing qualities in plants. Ptarmica is from the Greek ptario which means to sneeze. When the foliage is crushed it has a fragrance which can cause sneezing. In fact, dried leaves were used to make sneezing powder.
Summer to Autumn
Cool to Mediterranean