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Achillea millefolium ‘Red Velvet’

Yarrow 'Red Velvet'

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.08m to 1m
  • Spread0.1m to 1m
  • Speed of GrowthModerate
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourCrimson-red
  • Leaf ColourGrey-green

Description

Achillea millefolium ‘Red Velvet’ (Yarrow 'Red Velvet'). A vigorous cultivar with flattened heads of crimson red flowers, which are up to 10cms accross. Foliage is mat-forming and grey-green.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Herbaceous

Origin

Northern Hemisphere

Interest and use

Grown for floral interest.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy, Loamy, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

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

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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