Yarrow

Achillea millefolium 'Lansdorferglut'

Yarrow - Achillea millefolium 'Lansdorferglut'

Common Name: Yarrow
Genus: Achillea
Species: millefolium
Cultivar: 'Lansdorferglut'

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: Fast growing
Features: Has interesting foliage, Long flowering period
Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.60 m (60 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.50 m (50 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Pink, White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June to August

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

Receiving the coveted Royal Horticultural Society’s AGM (Award of Garden Merit) in 1999 this attractive yarrow has large plates of rich salmon-pink flowers fading to rose-flushed ivory. It thrives in well-drained neutral and alkaline soils preferring full sun and is a welcome horizontal component to the perennial border producing flowers over several weeks through summer and early autumn.

Garden Care: Achilleas can be short-lived especially in wet winters and benefit from frequent division. Carefully divide plants in early autumn and pot up a few rooted divisions to overwinter in an unheated cold frame greenhouse or conservatory to provide new stock for planting the following spring.


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