Yarrow

Achillea millefolium 'Red Velvet'

Yarrow - Achillea millefolium  'Red Velvet'

Common Name: Yarrow
Genus: Achillea
Species: millefolium
Cultivar: 'Red Velvet'

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, Has fragrant flowers/foliage, Good for wildlife

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

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Red
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: July & August

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

The flattened rosy-red flowerheads are held on upright stems above the aromatic fern-like foliage throughout summer. This cultivar is said to have a good resistance to colour fade. Best in full sun in the middle rank of the border. Achilleas will attract many beneficial insects including bees butterflies and hoverflies to the garden.

Garden Care: Protect from slugs. Stake using twiggy stems before the flowers appear. Cut back after first flowering to encourage secondary flush in late summer/early autumn. Old clumps can be revived by lifting splitting and replanting in spring.


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