Plants for Butterflies and Other Pollinators

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  • Achillea ageratifolia Greek yarrow Z. 4-8

    Silvery foliage smothered with porcelain white flowers June-August, fragrant

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    Achillea ageratifolia   Greek yarrow   Z. 4-8
    Silvery foliage smothered with porcelain white flowers June-August, fragrant

    Size: 6”x 18”
    Care: sun in dry to moist well-drained soil
    Native: Balkans, Greece & Yugoslavia
    Wildlife Value: Attracts butterflies, deer resistant.
    Size: Good in rock garden & troughs.

    Achillea named for Achilles who used Achillea millefolium to bandage bleeding wounds for his soldiers. According to Philip Miller (1768) Achillea’s common name is “Nosebleed.” Ageratifloia means leaves like an Ageratum.
    Collected before 1796.

  • Achillea clypeolata, Balkan yarrow

    Erect, fern-like clumps of striking silver foliage. Mustard yellow platter flowers in summer.

    $10.95/bareroot

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    Achillea clypeolata Balkan yarrow  Z 3-9
    Erect, fern-like, thick clumps of striking silver foliage. Mustard yellow platter flowers in summer. I first saw this plant at the harbor garden in Port Washington about 6 AM one fall morning. The foliage was so arresting it stopped me in my tracks.

    Size: 18" x 24"
    Care: sun in well-drained to moist well-drained soil. Deer and drought tolerant
    Native: Balkans

    Collected before 1804. The Balkan yarrow is known to attract butterflies with its Yellow Flowers.

  • Achillea filipendulina, Fernleaf Yarrow

    Mustardy-gold saucers

    $10.95/bareroot

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    Achillea filipendulina  Fernleaf yarrow   Z 4-8

    Mustardy-gold saucers top 3′ tall erect stems from early through late summer. One of the best dried flowers.

    Size: 3’-4’ x 30”
    Care: Full sun in well-drained to moist well-drained soil, drought tolerant & deer resistant.
    Native: Caucasus

    Introduced to gardens in 1804 when it was sent from the Caucasus Mountains to Europe. 1800’s in America.

  • Achillea ptarmica ‘The Pearl’, Sneezewort

    Frilly ivory pearls flower all summer and fall

    $10.95/bareroot

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    Achillea ptarmica var. ‘The Pearl’ Sneezewort, Shirtbuttons  Z 3-9
    Frilly ivory pearls flower all summer and fall on this cottage garden classic.

    Size: 12-36”x 24”
    Care: Full sun, well-drained to moist well-drained soil. Deer resistant
    Native: North temperate regions

    Named “sneezewort” because its flowers reputedly caused sneezing. English brides carried A. ptarmica at their weddings and called the plant “Seven years’ love.” (After that, you could use Lobelia cardinalis to cure the 7 years’ itch.) Cultivated in Europe since the Middle Ages and in America since the 1700’s. The double form ‘The Pearl’ described as “‘The Pearl’ is a pearl indeed,” May 1905, The Garden.