Yarrow, a medium sized flowering perennial with feathery dark green leaves, clump forming with a spreading habit, produces large flat flower heads with masses of rich, velvet red/purple flowers.
Graham Stuart Thomas; The flower heads of Achilleas are flat, close and solid arrays of tiny daisy flowers, mostly without ray petals. They are borne on stiff stems, last a long time in flower and are excellent for cutting and drying for winter.
- Height: Easily maintained to 60cm
- Spread: Easily maintained to 50cm
- Foliage Colour: Feathery, silvery/grey
- Flower Colour: Purple with yellow centers
Soil Type: Moist, well drained, sandy, loam
- Position: Full Sun
- Hardiness: Hardy once established in a sheltered spot, H7 (down to -20)
- Type: Semi-Evergreen, a tuft of foliage stays over winter
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Hardy, evergreen perennial which keeps a low covering of foliage through winter.
Achillea is useful genus wit many of the garden worthy plants coming from the species millefolium. The plants are generally clump forming with a slow spreading habit with feathery, narrow leaves of a grey-green colour.
Flat, clustered heads of flowers appear in June and can be in a range of colours from pink through to red and purple, the flower heads are made up of many small flowers with a yellow center to each.
Achillea millefolium is native to most of Europe and West Asia over to the Himalayas, it is naturalised through North America, Australia and New Zealand. Generally growing in meadows and dry grassy places.
Achillea go well with many other garden plants particularly with Alchemilla mollis, Salvia nemorosa, Echinacea purpurea and soft grasses like Stipa tenuissima. Prairie plantings is where Achellia really shine and they will have multiple flowerings if trimmed regularly. Plants are drought tolerant and not too fussy, happy in poorer soils but will grow in any type of soil.