Yarrow

Achillea 'Fanal'

Yarrow - Achillea  'Fanal'

Common Name: Yarrow
Genus: Achillea
Cultivar: 'Fanal'

This Genus is named after the Ancient Greek hero Achilles, whose soldiers used Achillea to treat wounds according to the Iliad.

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes good cut flowers, Good for wildlife, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.80 m (80 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.60 m (60 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Red, Yellow
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June to September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

Achillea ĎFanalí has bright red, yellow centred flowers.

Achillea in general, have grey-green, fern-like, often fragrant foliage. The finely divided foliage helps Achillea to survive long periods of dry weather, making it suitable for a drought tolerant garden.

The flowers of Achillea are clustered together in large, flat umbrella-like groups above the foliage. Flowers are usually produced during summer and early autumn, there are a wide range of colours available; there are shades of red, pink, yellow, white and purple.

 Achillea flowers last for a long time when cut, making them ideal for flower arranging. The flowers are also attractive to butterflies and bees making Achillea a good choice for any wildlife garden.


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