Achillea millefolium “Red Velvet”


Red Velvet is one of the best Achilleas with its deep cherry-red, flat-topped flower heads that hold their colour. Deep green, fine textured foliage, this yarrow is sure to attract butterflies wherever it’s planted.

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Broad heads of small, rich red flowers are held on upright stems above a mound of soft feathery leaves. A nice combination. Unlike many Achilleas the flowers do not fade as they age.Has densely packed heads of small, cherry-red flowers with pale centres, much admired.Yarrow is an easy perennial, growing in nearly any sunny situation, even where there is poor soil. Plants form low mounds of fragrant ferny foliage, with clusters of flowers appearing on upright stems in early summer. This deep cherry-red selection fades less than older types. Good for cutting and drying. Remove faded flowers regularly, to promote continued blooming. Inclined to spread, so site this carefully or plan to reduce the clumps each spring. Easily divided in fall or early spring. Trim back to 4 inches after flowering is finished to maintain a compact habit.

Position: Full sun
Soil: Sand, chalk, loam are best, at very least it needs well drained soil
Rate of growth: moderate
Flowering period: Mid summer
Hardiness: Hardy
Pot size: 1.5L
Eventual height and spread:50cm x 50cm