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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
yarrow 'Red Velvet'
Achillea can be mat-forming or upright perennials, mostly herbaceous, with sometimes aromatic, pinnately divided or simple and toothed leaves and flattened clusters of small, daisy-like flower-heads
'Red Velvet' is a vigorous mat-forming perennial to 60cm tall, with finely divided leaves and leafy stems bearing flat heads 10cm across, composed of many small rose-red flowers opening throughout the summer
Habit Mat forming
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilSand, Chalk, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
An open sunny position in a moist but well-drained soil is best, but it will tolerate most situations apart from heavy, wet clay in winter
Propagate by division in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Banks and Slopes Ground Cover
City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Cut back untidy foliage in spring
Pests Can get aphids
May suffer from powdery mildews
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yarrow 'Red Velvet'
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