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  • common yarrow
  • Eventual height: 0.6m
  • Eventual spread: 0.5m

Achillea millefolium 'Red Velvet'

common yarrow

RHS award of garden merit Perfect for pollinators £5.99
Pot size 9cm pot
9cm pot
2 + 1 FREE 9cm pots
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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: moist, well-drained, non acidic
  • Rate of Growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: May to August
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    The flattened, rosy-red flowerheads are held on upright stems above the aromatic fern-like foliage throughout summer. This cultivar is said to have a good resistance to colour fade. Best in full sun in the middle rank of the border. Achilleas will attract many beneficial insects including bees, butterflies and hoverflies to the garden.

  • Garden care: Protect from slugs. Stake using twiggy stems before the flowers appear. Cut back after first flowering to encouragesecondary flush in late summer/early autumn. Old clumps can be revived by lifting, splitting and replanting in spring.

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