Yarrow Summer Pastels is a cultivar of the common yarrow plant, known for its delicate and varied pastel-colored flowers.
Leaves: 'Summer Pastels' has fern-like, aromatic foliage that is finely divided, giving it a feathery appearance. The leaves are usually green to gray-green in color.
Flowers: This cultivar is named for its flowers, which come in a range of pastel colors, including shades of pink, lavender, white, and sometimes yellow. The flowers are arranged in flattened clusters called umbels. Yarrow flowers typically have a flat-topped appearance.
Ornamental: 'Summer Pastels' is primarily grown for its decorative value. The diverse and soft colors of the flowers make it a popular choice in garden beds, borders, and as cut flowers in arrangements.
Pollinator Attraction: Yarrow flowers, including this cultivar, are known to attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies to the garden.
Soil: Well-drained soil is essential for yarrow. It can tolerate a variety of soil types.
Watering: Yarrow is drought-tolerant once established and prefers moderate watering.
Sunlight: 'Summer Pastels' thrives in full sun.
Hardiness: Yarrow is generally hardy and can be grown as a perennial.
Yarrow is a low-maintenance plant. Deadheading spent flowers can promote additional blooming and prevent self-seeding.
While 'Summer Pastels' is not typically harvested for culinary or medicinal purposes, the flowers can be enjoyed in the garden or used in floral arrangements
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