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Achillea ‘Lilac Beauty’

Yarrow 'Lilac Beauty'

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Features

  • BloomsMay to August
  • Height0.1m to 0.8m
  • Spread0.6m
  • Speed of GrowthModerate
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourPink-lilac to white
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Achillea ‘Lilac Beauty’ (Yarrow 'Lilac Beauty'). This variety of Yarrow has pinkish lilac florets which slowly fade to white.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Herbaceous

Origin

N. Hemisphere.

The name Achillea is said to derive from the fact that Achilles, pupil of the centaur Chiron, used it in medicine.

Interest and use

Grown for its flowers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are fully hardy and will tolerate most soils but grow well in a sunny, well drained soil. The taller species and cultivars will need staking. Tall species and cultivars need staking.

Propagation

Divide plants in spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Powdery mildew is common and aphids may be a problem.

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