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Fairly tenacious and fast growing, A. millefolium has dark green foliage and profuse flowers that bloom in myriad colors. Cultivated in Europe before 1440, according to Allan Armitage, A. millefolium often was used as a medicine for toothache and to heal wounds.
Plant Type: perennial
Plant Form or Habit: upright/vertical
Plant Use: Beds, borders, grouped, as cut flowers, as dried flowers
Width: Minimum: 12 inches Maximum: 24 inches
Foliage Texture: fine
USDA Hardiness Zone: 4
Water Requirements: average
Additional Comments: 'Summer Pastels' (shown above), 'Terra Cotta,' 'Paprika,' and 'Colorado' are four cultivars that grew well at Blue Grass Lane and bloomed from early June through late July. 'Summer Pastels' is cultivated successfully from seed, but the others are best divided. 'Walter Funke' is a nice hybrid cross of the A. x 'Taygetea' hybrid and A. millefolium species; flower heads are supposed to be larger and stems stronger than straight millefolium species.