- Position: full sun
- Soil: well-drained soil
- Flowering period: June to August
- Height: 0,6-0,8m
- Foliage: deciduous or semi-evergreen
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Achillea, commonly known as yarrow, is an attractive, summer-flowering perennial with flat flower heads and feather-like leaves. Flowers best in full sun, in light well-drained soil.
Bees and butterflies love Achillea.
Achillea ‘Moonshine’ is highly valued for its sulphur-yellow flowers and grey-green, ferny foliage. It looks stunning planted with Salvia nemorosa or with the red ‘Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’. ‘Moonshine’ grows to 60-8ocm tall.
This lovely perennial carries rusty-orange flower heads, maturing to soft yellow during summer. The leaves of Achillea ‘Terracotta’ are grey-green and have a feathery appearance. Expect a height of 75cm.
Achillea millefolium ‘Cerise Queen’
If you want to bring softer colours to the garden choose Achillea millefolium ‘Cerise Queen’ and Achillea millefolium ‘Lilac Beauty’
Achillea ‘Terracotta” Achillea ‘Millefolium Cerise Queen’
Pruning Achillea (yarrow). After flowering, cut the flowered stems back to the ground. Or leave the dead stems and seed heads to provide winter structure.
Remove dead, old foliage in spring to make room for new fresh growth.
How to grow
Achillea likes light, well-drained soil. If your soil is heavy, add horticultural grit to the soil before planting to improve drainage.
Achilleas sometimes need staking, particularly the taller varieties.
Achillea mix well with other garden plants such as Lavender, Salvia nemorosa, Nepeta, Phlomis. You could also add ornamental grasses such as Calamagrostis.
Nepeta racemosa ‘Walker’s Low’