Name: Achillea millefolium Tutti Frutti ‘Pineapple Mango’ commonly called ‘Pineapple Mango’ yarrow, or shortened to Achillea ‘Pineapple Mango’
Type of Plant: A herbaceous perennial for full sun, hardy in zones 3 to 9
Why I love this: Full disclosure first: I don’t like many varieties of yarrow. I find that many aren’t an asset in the garden after flowering, some spread too quickly, and many are downright weedy. So I was surprised after the Blooms of Bressingham folks sent me a sample of this Achillea to discover that I love this plant! Here’s how it is different from other yarrows: The growth is compact, about 18” to 2’ tall. The clump size is also dense and it doesn’t try and take over the garden. The flowers are beautiful in bouquets and when I deadhead the faded flowers it blooms again! Add that it’s drought tolerant, deer resistant, and a good butterfly and bee plant and you’ll know why I say, what’s not to love about this perennial?
A Word to the Wise: Don’t plant this perennial where it will be hit frequently with irrigation, and don’t plant it in the shade. At least six hours of dead-on sunlight and once a week to every 10 days deep watering are perfect for this plant.