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Herbaceous Perennial

Achillea millefolium 'Summer Fruits Carmine' (Summer Fruits Series)
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yarrow 'Summer Fruits Carmine'

A compact perennial forming clumps of deciduous to semi-evergreen, grey-green divided foliage above which heads of small, dark red flowers with yellow centres are borne on upright, branching stems to 60cm tall

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Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained, Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green Grey Silver
Summer Red Yellow Green Grey Silver
Autumn Red Yellow Green Grey Silver
Winter Green Grey Silver
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H7
Botanical details
Family
Asteraceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous or Semi evergreen
Habit
Clump forming
Genus

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

Name status

Unresolved

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in an open, sunny position in well-drained soil

Propagation

Propagate by division in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Gravel garden
  • Prairie planting
  • Wildlife gardens
  • Cut flowers
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

Cut back untidy foliage in spring; deadheading may encourage repeat flowering in the summer

Pests

May be susceptible to aphids

Diseases

May be susceptible to powdery mildews

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