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Commonly known as Goosewort, Sneezewort

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Genus of about 85 species of mainly deciduous perennials from temperate regions of the northern hemisphere.

Recognised as yarrow or milfoil and named by Linnaeus after Achilles most produce numerous daisy-like flat flowerheads.

New cultivars and hybrids are appearing regularly. They combine well with grasses, make good cut-flowers and the seedheads are decorative in winter light.

Natives are represented by A. millefolium, yarrow and A. ptarmica, sneezeweed.

Further Reading....

  • Height - 80-100cm (32-39in)
  • Spread - 60cm (24in)
  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - rhizomatous perennial. Linear-lance-shaped finely toothed dark green leaves.Flower heads in loose clusters 2-10cms (¾-4in) across.
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Good to know - the natural form was once used to make a kind of snuff. Wildlife plant - bees, hoverflies, butterflies.
  • Pests & Diseases - aphids possibly, powdery mildew.
  • Place of origin - Europe, western Asia.
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Wildlife - Butterfly friendly
80-100cm (32-39in)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Watering Can
  60cm (24in)

Buy Varieties of ACHILLEA

ACHILLEA 'Cerise Queen'

ACHILLEA 'Cerise Queen'  >

Commonly known as: Yarrow.
Cerise pink everlasting flowers
individually £11.00 each, 3+ £9.00 each

ACHILLEA 'Cloth of Gold'   AWARD

ACHILLEA 'Cloth of Gold'  >

Commonly known as: Yarrow.
Bright gold, dries well
individually £11.00 each, 3+ £9.00 each

ACHILLEA 'Inca Gold'

ACHILLEA 'Inca Gold'  >

Commonly known as: Yarrow.
Silvery-green foliage and long-lasting golden-orange flowers ageing to bronze
individually £11.00 each, 3+ £9.00 each
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ACHILLEA 'Moonshine'   AWARD

ACHILLEA 'Moonshine'  >

Commonly known as: Yarrow.
Sulphur yellow, very floriferous
individually £11.00 each, 3+ £9.00 each

ACHILLEA 'Red Velvet'

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Commonly known as: Yarrow.
Clusters of deep rose-red flowers, each with a tiny pale yellow eye. Keeps colour well
individually £11.00 each, 3+ £9.00 each

ACHILLEA 'Walther Funcke'

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Commonly known as: Yarrow.
Red with yellow centres ageing to creamy yellow
individually £11.00 each, 3+ £9.00 each

Useful extras...

Harrod Horticulture Plant Supports - Plant & Border Supports
5-Ring grow through support
Supports plants and stops them falling over. Continuous steel rod shaped into 5 rings approx 14cm.
2 options from £14.95

Harrod Horticulture Plant Supports - Plant & Border Supports
Releasable plant supports
90cm high and sold in packs of 3. Each supports multiple stems with quick release.
2 options from £10.95

Harrod Horticulture Plant Supports - Plant & Border Supports
Curved border restraints
The border restraints are made from sturdy, solid 6mm galvanised steel wire and powder coated dark olive green, available in a variety of sizes providing strong plant support to stop plants falling across lawns and paths
4 options from £14.50

Harrod Horticulture Plant Supports - Plant & Border Supports
Link stakes
Link stakes plant supports are made from dark olive-green powder coated galvanised steel wire (up to 6mm thick), merge seemlessly into the background.
4 options from £28.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
2 options from £6.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Only £7.50

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