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Achillea millefolium ‘Red Beauty’

Yarrow

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Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height0.1m to 0.8m
  • Spread0.6m
  • Speed of GrowthModerate
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourBright red, golden centres.
  • Leaf ColourMid-green

Description

Achillea millefolium ‘Red Beauty’ (Yarrow). This red yarrow has scented fine toothed leaves and large flat, scented rich crimson umbels with golden centres which attract bees and butterflies.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant or Herbaceous

Origin

Native to temperate regions of the northern hemisphere in Asia, Europe, and North America.

Interest and use

Ornamental, fragrance, wildlife

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Chalky
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Either cut the old stems down to the ground in winter, or leave in situ to be dusted by frost in the winter and remove in early spring, as the new growth appears.

Propagation

By division in early spring or autumn, or by softwood cuttings in early summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Powdery mildew is common and aphids may be a problem.

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