Achillea ‘Pomegranate’ from Blooms of Bressingham features showy, velvety red flowers and full, compact habit that take it out of the flower “chorus” and place it center stage with a strong color statement.
Part of the Tutti Frutti Series from Blooms, ‘Pomegranate’ is one of the top picks of Richard Hawke, Plant Evaluation Manager for the Chicago Botanical Garden. In a talk he recently gave at PPA’s P.L.A.N.T. program, he cited the variety’s “fantastic red color and bushy habit with stems that really do stand up and don’t flop over.” He also liked its durability in the heat and humidity of July and August.
The Achilleas in the Tutti Frutti series have excellent flowering uniformity and a blooming period that lasts from mid-June through July. Their foliage is reliably robust and disease-resistant even in high temperatures. A mounding habit makes them ideal for containers and in the landscape, with their flowers valued as cuts, fresh or dried.
‘Pomegranate’ is a vigorous grower in full sun. Self-reliant and maintenance free, deadheading enhances its appearance and encourages rebloom. This variety is hardy in Zones 4 to 8, and in AHS Heat Zones 9 to 1, and will form dense masses 29 inches tall by 26 inches wide.
For more information on this plant, and hundreds of other cultivars from Blooms of Bressingham, contact Christine Kelleher at 1-800-232-9557, ext. 2552 or visit the Blooms of Bressingham website.