My Firefly Peach Sky was absolutely stunning with its fern-like foliage when I received my 2 quart sized plants. I planted them in May (after Mother's Day and no more sign of frost) and a month later they are taller, fuller and blooming. They do not have much color yet but I am still enjoying the different and interesting texture they bring to my landscape. Insects and pests are not bothering them like other plants and they adapted well to my Chicagoland clay soil. It has been very dry recently so they are receiving water each morning through drip emitters at the root ball. Both plants seem very happy in their full sun spot.
'Firefly Peach Sky' Yarrow Achillea hybrid
Light peachy orange flowers age to yellow. Mature and new flowers create a blend of colors, much like you would find on a peach fruit. Tall, upright habit.Drought TolerantSalt TolerantAttracts:BeesButterfliesResists:DeerRabbits
CharacteristicsPlant Type:PerennialHeight Category:TallGarden Height:32 - 36 InchesSpacing:28 - 32 InchesSpread:28 - 32 InchesFlower Colors:OrangeFlower Colors:PinkFlower Shade:PeachFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:Dark greenHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Sun
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).Maintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Early SummerBloom Time:Mid SummerBloom Time:Late SummerHardiness Zones:3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8bWater Category:AverageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilSoil Fertility Requirement:Poor SoilSoil PH Category:Acidic SoilSoil PH Category:Neutral SoilUses:Border PlantUses:Cut FlowerUses:Dried FlowerUses:Mass PlantingMaintenance Notes:
Easy to grow in full sun and well-drained soil. Avoid planting in rich soil. Once flowers have faded, cut plant back by half.'Firefly Peach Sky' Achillea hybrid USPP 32,404, Can PBRAF
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Renee M, Illinois, United States, 1 year ago
While the plant grew very well, regardless of weather, I am disappointed by the color. I bought this variety to have the peach color, but it only remains peach for one day-at most. In hot weather it turns a dirty, pale yellow and in cooler weather turns orangey red. The plant does bloom for a very long time, but I would not say the color description is very accurate for my area (7a).JT, Virginia, United States, 1 year ago