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Achillea ageratum


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Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour



Flowers, Aromatic foliage, Attractive to wildlife



Skill level


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Plant details

This is a delightful plant with sweetly aromatic foliage and flowers, both when fresh or dried. Sown early, this plant blooms the same year, producing heads of yellow flowers. It succeeds in any well-drained soil, rich or poor, in both sunny or partially shaded positions.

Family: Asteraceae

Genus: Achillea

Species: ageratum

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers, Aromatic foliage, Attractive to wildlife

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist, Sandy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 60cm

Spread: 60cm

Time to divide plants: March to May

Flowering period: July to September

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