Renowned breeder Hans Hansen selected his Sassy Summer series for several desirable traits: big, big flowers, and lots of ‘em; attractive silvery foliage with a dense, upright habit; and, drum roll please, sturdy stems that stand up to wind and rain.
Mind you, these are nicely proportioned plants, not skinny skyscrapers. Sassy Summer varieties hoist cheerful flowers up to three feet over silvery green foliage. Flat topped umbels are perfect landing pads for pollinators. Hardy in Zones 3 – 8. Choose from:
Better yet, don’t choose: Grow ‘em all and let your customers do that. They’re all excellent choices for the sunny border or large containers. And those sturdy stems mean they’re a great candidate for cut flower use, fresh or dried.
‘Sassy Summer Lemon’ PP31693 Bright sunny yellow. Height 28-32”
‘Sassy Summer Sangria’ PP31355 Deep red florets with white eyes. Height 28 – 32”
‘Sassy Summer Sunset’ PP31412 Dark orange blooms mature to pale yellow. Height 30-36”
‘Sassy Summer Taffy’ PP31755 Dark salmon heads age to peachy pink. Height 26 - 32”
The Game of the Name
Achillea is named for Achilles, mythical hero of the Trojan war and the main character in Homer’s Iliad. The foliage has traditional medicinal uses.
Don’t wait until summer to get Sassy! Available now in slick-planting, fast-finishing, beautifully rooted 72-cell liners from Emerald Coast Growers – your easy choice!