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Achillea ‘The Beacon’

Yarrow 'The Beacon'

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Features

  • BloomsMay to September
  • Height0.1m to 0.45m
  • Spread0.25m
  • Speed of GrowthFast
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourPink-red shades, apricot-orange
  • Leaf ColourGrey-green

Description

Achillea ‘The Beacon’ (Yarrow 'The Beacon'). This plant has pink-red corymbs which gradually fade to apricot-orange through the growing season. Leaves are ferny and grey-green.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Herbaceous

Other common names

Achillea 'Fanal'

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 in spring

Pests, diseases or disorders

Powdery mildew is common and aphids may be a problem.

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