Pretty Belinda Achillea Plant
You will love the fragrant, fern-like foliage beneath these blooms!
These flowers are flat-topped and closely packed, as if Nature designed them to be landing pads for butterflies. They are a rich lilac-pink that won't fade in the summer sun, and if you like dried flowers, they are absolutely perfect as Everlastings. Cut all you like for fresh and dried arrangements -- 'Pretty Belinda' will set dozens more before you can turn around!
This plant reaches only 20 inches high, and flowers best when you pick or deadhead the flowers promptly. It needs full sun but very little else, and remains upright and tall, unlike many older varieties, which tend to flop. Elegant enough for your best sunny border, but also a wonderful "emergency" plant for those troublesome areas where you haven't had a chance to improve the soil yet.
'Pretty Belinda' is quite drought-resistant, making it a fine "plant-and-forget" choice for hard-to-water spots where the hose doesn't reach, as well as open meadow settings and perimeter plantings. Every garden needs one heavy-blooming, carefree perennial. Make 'Pretty Belinda' yours this season! Zones 4-8.
|Zone||4 - 8|
|Bloom Season||Mid Summer - Mid Fall|
|Plant Height||20 in|
|Plant Width||18 in - 24 in|
|Additional Characteristics||Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Fragrance, Free Bloomer, Long Bloomers, Needs Deadheading, Repeat Bloomer|
|Bloom Color||Lavender, Pink|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Soil Tolerance||Normal, loamy, Poor|
|Uses||Beds, Border, Cut Flowers, Everlastings|
|Restrictions||Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands|