Description: Another addition to the increasing range of colours of Achillea. This one has has masses of rich, terracotta flowers from June to September on flat, plate-like flower heads that fade to soft yellow in autumn. The flowers are held high on tall stems above the ferny foliage with a spicy aroma. It is long flowering and drought tolerant.
Uses: Good in a sunny border especially when used with hot colours or among 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.
Climate/Position: Full sun
Height/Spread: 75cm x 40cm
Soil Requirements: Moist, well-drained but not wet soil. Drought tolerant
Pruning: Most 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 clumps in autumn or spring if required.
Additional Interest: Achillea was named by the Swedish botanist Linnaeus, in honour of the Greek hero Achilles.