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Achillea ‘Oertel’s Rose’

 

Yarrow

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderAsteralesFlowering plants with a central disk flower and surrounding petals, like daisies
FamilyAsteraceaeThe aster family, which also includes daisies and sunflowers; from the Greek ἀστήρ, “star,” for the star-shaped flowers
GenusAchilleaYarrows; “Achillea” means “Achilles,” who used the herb in battle
Cultivar‘Oertel’s Rose’

About plant names...

This variety of yarrow is a cultivar, not found outside of gardens in North America.

Identification: Plants are about 28" (71 cm) in height, about the same as wild yarrow. The gray-green, finely divided leaves, resembling feathers, are typical of yarrows. The bright pink flowerheads, up to 4" (10 cm) across, are dense and long lasting.

Online References:

Achillea ‘Oertel’s Rose’ at Goodness Grows

Achillea ‘Oertel’s Rose’ at Monrovia

Achillea ‘Oertel’s (Yarrow)

7/17/2010 · Stan and Connie’s, Falmouth, ME
≈ 11 × 7" (27 × 18 cm) ID is uncertain

Achillea ‘Oertel’s Rose’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Aug 2013.

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Achillea ‘Oertel’s (Yarrow)

7/17/2010 · Stan and Connie’s, Falmouth, ME
≈ 8 × 12" (20 × 31 cm) ID is uncertain

Achillea ‘Oertel’s (Yarrow)

7/17/2010 · Stan and Connie’s, Falmouth, ME
≈ 9 × 6" (23 × 15 cm) ID is uncertain

Achillea ‘Oertel’s (Yarrow)

7/17/2010 · Stan and Connie’s, Falmouth, ME
≈ 8 × 5" (19 × 13 cm) ID is uncertain

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