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Achillea (Yarrow) 

Updated: Nov 18

Achillea millefolium (Yarrow) is a perennial growing to 60cm with dark green, feathery foliage, The flowers being in the beneficial insects particularly hoverflies. It makes an excellent dried or cut flower. Remove faded flowers regularly to promote continued blooming. Grow Achillea in full sun in well-drained soil. Divide clumps every three to five years, and never allow plants to become waterlogged. Drought tolerant and often grown to prevent soil erosion. This plant is inclined to spread but is easy to control by reducing the clumps each spring. Easily divided in fall or early spring.

Achillea millefolium Cerise Queen takes centre stage in the meadow garden during summer. Its cerise pink flat flower heads contrast wonderfully with the strong colours of the liliums, daylilies and dahlias. Cerise Queen is a perennial growing to 60cm with dark green, feathery foliage,

Achillea millefolium Pink / White Centre (Yarrow)

Achillea millefolium (White Yarrow) is a graceful perennial wildflower which produces an abundance of huge, flat clusters, 12cm across packed with 20 to 25 creamy white flowers. They are borne on tall stems atop a pleasantly aromatic green fern like foliage that is disease resistant. Both flowers and foliage are attractive and long-lasting, making White Yarrow a wonderful garden plant and a great choice for prairie or meadow plantings.

Achillea ptarmica 'The Pearl' is a European species of herbaceous perennial flowering plant in the genus Achillea of the daisy family Asteraceae. Informal heads of semi-double pure white button-like white daisies appear in summer. Similar in habit to gypsophila, it’s perfect for growing in an informal or cottage garden scheme, or as a foil for more colourful plants. It makes a wonderful cut flower. It’s particularly attractive to hoverflies.

Achillea millefolium 'Peach' is a herbaceous perennial that bears heads of peach pick flowers that fade to cream.

Achillea millefolium Summer Pastels is a range that has flowers in the soft shades of rose, pink, apricot and cream. These are perennials growing to 60cm with dark green, feathery foliage.

Achillea filipendulina 'Cloth of Gold' - Fernleaf Yarrow is striking statement plant for the summer garden. Growing to around 1.5m those large bright yellow flowers sure stand out plus it has fragrant fern-like foliage. This plant is perfect for dry gardens, cottage gardens and meadow gardens adding an architectural element. Flowers are excellent for adding to floral arrangements. These bright yellow flowers are a magnet for beneficial insects. Achillea filipendula is very easy to grow enjoying full sun and well drained soil. It is a water wise plant and can tolerate the cold. This is not a spreading species but instead has a clumping habit.

Achillea millefolium 'Walther Funcke' is a herbaceous perennial that bears heads brick-red to burnt orange flowers.

Achillea millefolium 'Fireland'

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