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botanical name:
Achillea millifolium 'Red Velvet'
Achillea millifolium 'Red Velvet' © Deeproot Plant Base    view larger image
common name:  Yarrow, Milfoil
family:  Asteraceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.75m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: red
main season: Summer
medicinal symbol medicinal
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -39°C
USDA zone: 3 to 8
description:
Ferny grey-green foliage and flattened heads of dark rosy-red flowers from June to Sept. One of the best red flowered forms that keeps its colour well.


cultivation:
Any well drained soil in full sun. Cut back to ground level in autumn.

propagation:
By division of clumps in early spring.

other notes:
Raised in Holland.

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