Achillea Millefolium ‘Colorado’ – (Yarrow)
This plant is an unfussy diva, producing 5- 10 cm flat saucer shaped umbels in shades that you would see in Colorado : pink, red, white , apricot, beige, bronze and yellow and the occasional mauve. It is great for the garden border and will flower all summer for you especially if you deadhead regularly.
This mix will give flowers in colours of pink, red, white , apricot, beige, bronze and yellow. It flowers from Spring right through until the first frosts.
It likes well drained soil which is a little lean, but will adapt to most soils and can tolerate full sun and humid warm summers. It is suited to pots or containers and the flowers dry well. It tends to spread a little , so plan to divide the clumps in Spring or autumn to ensure it stays compact.
The foliage is narrow mid green grey in colour and fern like, and forms a compact basal mound. It should be trimmed back to the basal leaves encourage further flowering.
Sow indoors. Surface sow onto moist well-drained seed compost. Do not cover seeds as light aids germination. Propagate or place somewhere warm 18-25°C. Water from the base of tray only. Keep moist but not wet. Germination takes 5-10 days. When seedlings have 2 true leaves prick out to 8cm pots and grow on. Acclimatise and plant out once danger of frost has passed with 50cm spacing.
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