Achillea Millefolium ‘Cassis’ – (Yarrow)

$2.50

This is very attractive easy care plant for the summer border bringing a touch of style with its lovely ruby red flowers. It won a fleuroselect prize

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Description

This plant produces showy clusters of cherry red flowers  which are held above the clumps of ferny green leaves.

The flowers are good for cutting and can be dried.  If you deadhead the plants , you may encourage blooming. It likes well drained soil, a little on the poor side, which encourages the formation of thicker stems so that the flowers don’t flop.

It is easily divided in Spring or Autumn, and as it is inclined to spread , it is a good idea to site it carefully or to divide it reasonably regularly. It is heat tolerant and is a plant which is easy care and brings life to the summer border.

It is reportedly deer and rabbit resistant.

Sowing advice

Sow Spring to Midsummer or in the Autumn.
Sow the seeds on the surface of lightly firmed, moist seed compost in pots or trays. Cover seed with only a light sprinkling of compost  as light aids germination. Water from the base of the tray, Keep in a warm place,  ideally at 15 to 20°C. Keep  moist but do not waterlog. Germination should take between  5 to 10 days.
transplant  each seedling once it has its first set of true leaves and put into 7.5cm  pots containing free-draining compost  until large enough to plant outside. Plant out in well drained soil in full sun and light lean  soil which aids formation of strong stems that dont flop.

Additional information

Classification

Hardy Perennial

Common Name

Yarrow

Family

Asteraceae, Compositae

Maximum Height

60 cm

Number of seeds in packet

40