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Achillea millefolium Cassis

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Description
Achillea (common name Yarrow) are generally herbaceous perennials with fern-like, often aromatic, grey-green or silvery leaves and clusters of small daisy-like flowers in early to mid summer. They do well in relatively poor, well-drained sandy soils in full sun, and have good drought tolerance. Achilleas are a good choice for borders, gravel gardens, and prairie planting schemes. Taller Achilleas will require staking, and should be protected from strong winds to stop them from drooping. Deadheading and cutting the plant back to just above ground level after flowering helps to encourage new foliage and sometimes a second flush of flowers in autumn. The cut flowers can be used in arrangements or dried. Historically, Yarrow has been used as a medicinal herb for treating wounds and reducing blood flow, as well as for a variety of other ailments. Achillea millefolium ‘Cassis' is an easy-to-grow perennial, and an excellent choice for planting in hot, dry sunny locations. This selection produces showy clusters of cherry-red flowers over a bushy mound of ferny green leaves. Excellent for fresh cutting, the flowers may also be dried or the ripe seed heads used in arrangements.
 
Main Features
 
Type Perennial Hardiness Fully Hardy
Flower Colour Red Size (H xW) 60 x 45cm
Flowering Season Summer Pot Size 9cm
Foliage Grey-Green Growth Rate Fast Growing
Foliage Type Deciduous Soil PH Alkaline
Soil Type Poor or impoverished AGM No
Position Full Sun Habit Spreading
 
 
Cultivation Notes
Trim back hard after the first flush of bloom to maintain a compact habit. A good choice for borders, gravel gardens, and prairie planting schemes. They do well in relatively poor, well drained sandy soils in full sun, and have good drought and heat tolerance. Deadheading may encourage repeat blooming. Inclined to spread, so site this carefully or plan to reduce the clumps in size each spring. Easily divided in autumn or early spring.
 
Uses
Pruning \ Aftercare : Remove faded flowers