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Achillea ‘Walter Funcke’

Yarrow

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Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height0.1m to 0.5m
  • Spread0.5m
  • Speed of GrowthModerate
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourDeep orange to cream
  • Leaf ColourGrey-green

Description

Achillea ‘Walter Funcke’ (Yarrow). This Yarrow has deep orange florets which fade to cream, held over ferny grey-green foliage.

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 their flowers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy, Loamy, Chalky
  • 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 the spring

Pests, diseases or disorders

Powdery mildew is common and aphids may be a problem.

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