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Achillea millefolium


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Plant type

Native perennial

Flower colour



Attractive to wildlife



Skill level


Achillea millefolium

Plant details

A good choice for jazzing up cottage gardens as yarrow's invasive, quick-spreading roots produce a mat of feathery, dark green leaves topped by wide, flat clusters of flowers in June and July. The species parent has produced scores of cultivars with descriptive names like 'Lilac Beauty', 'Fire King' and 'Red Velvet' which let you know what to expect. The best time to divide plants is in April. One word of warning: never plant in clay; free-draining ground is essential.

Family: Asteraceae

Genus: Achillea

Species: millefolium

Plant type: Native perennial

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Attractive to wildlife

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Sandy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 60cm

Spread: 60cm

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