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Common Perennials - Gardening with Perennials - University of Illinois Extension

Common Perennials

Common Yarrow
Achillea millefolium

Achillea 'Red Velvet'
Achillea 'Red Velvet'

Quick Profile

Exposure
Full Sun
 
Mature Height
1 - 2 Feet
 
USDA Hardiness Zones
3 - 9 
 
Soil Conditions
Dry
 
Foliage Color
Silver/White
 
Bloom Color
Orange
Pink
Red
Yellow
 
Bloom Season
June - September
 
Size
Medium
 

Culture

Full sun and well-drained soil. When put in very fertile soil will tend to spread quicker and have a more open habit.

Cultivars

'Terracotta' 2-3 feet peach colored flowers fade to terracotta

'Angelique' 2-3 feet dark red flowers

'Appleblossom' 18-24 inches lilac pink flowers

'Ortels Rose' 12-18 inches pink flowers, very strong grower

Notes

Overly fertile soils result in rapidly spreading plants that tend to flop.