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Achillea millefolium ‘Fire King’

Common yarrow

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.4m to 0.6m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.7m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourRed-pink
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Achillea millefolium ‘Fire King’ (Common yarrow). Vigorous and upright with flowerheads which are rich red pink, held above dark green, fern-like leaves.

Characteristics

Perennial, Semi-evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Yarrow

Origin

Northern Hemisphere

Interest and use

Border, cutting bed, dried arrangements

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH7.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

This species prefers full sun, and a well drained soil.

Propagation

Divide plants in spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Powdery mildew is common and aphids may be a problem.

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