Common Name: Yarrow
This Genus is named after the Ancient Greek hero Achilles, whose soldiers used Achillea to treat wounds according to the Iliad.
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes good cut flowers, Good for wildlife, Long flowering period
|Hardiness: Hardy||Height: 0.80 m (80 cm)|
|Sun/Shade: Full sun||Spread: 0.60 m (60 cm)|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous||Flower Colour: Red, Yellow|
|Foliage Colour: Green||Flowering 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 ‘Fanal’ 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.