Achillea Desert Eve ™ Light Yellow

Achillea Desert Eve ™ Light Yellow

Description:  A recently introduced range of  Achillea, the Desert Eve Series are particularly compact and clump forming.  The neat bushy habit of ferny foliage which has a spicy aroma is topped throughout summer with large plate like heads soft yellow flowers held on stems above the dark green foliage.

Uses: This compact form is especially good for growing in containers.  Also good at the front of a sunny border especially when used with hot colours or among smaller grasses. Ideal for creating a cottage garden effect or for naturalistic planting and is attractive to insects but not liked by deer. It also makes an excellent cut flower and the flower heads can be dried for use in floral arrangements.

Climate/Position: Full sun preferred for best results

Height/Spread: 30cm x 30cm

Soil Requirements: Adaptable to most soils but prefers moist, well-drained but not wet soil. Achillea are drought tolerant.

Pruning: The flower heads can be cut back directly after flowering and this will encourage a second flush.  However, you many people prefer to leave the attractive flower heads through the autumn and winter and cut down to the ground in late winter

Special Requirements: Lift and divide old clumps in autumn or spring if required to encourage rejuvenation.

Additional Interest:  Achillea was named by the Swedish botanist Linnaeus, in honour of the Greek hero Achilles.