Producing large, dense and flattened clusters of tiny, deep pink flowers above grey-green, fern-like foliage clinging to the erect stems, Achillea millefolium New Vintage Rose is a pretty, drought-tolerant addition to a herbaceous border. The flower heads last for several weeks in late summer, and it repeat blooms, unlike most other achilleas.
Robust and disease resistant, it is a relatively compact, clump-forming, deciduous to semi-evergreen perennial that is easy to grow, though short-lived. The foliage is fragrant and attracts butterflies and bees. Plant in an open, sunny border, or in a container. Great paired with silvery plants, deep blues or with grasses. Leave the attractive seedheads on until shortly before the new growth begins.
Popular as a cut flower, fresh or dried.
Pot Size: 2/3L
Common Name: Yarrow
Hardiness: Hardy to –10°C
Height and Spread: 35cm x 30cm
Preferred Soil Type: Well drained (will tolerate dry soil) / Moist but well-drained
Aspect: South, east or west facing
Position: Full sun, exposed
Flowering Period: May – September
Care: Cut right down in late winter