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

Achillea millefolium 'Red Velvet'

yarrow

5 year guarantee RHS award of garden merit Perfect for pollinators
2 litre pot £16.99
2 litre pot £16.99
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This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: moist, well-drained, non acidic
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: June to September
  • 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 encourage a secondary flush in late summer/early autumn. Old clumps can be revived by lifting, splitting and replanting in spring.

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