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Achillea 'Red Velvet'

Position: full sun
Soil: moist, well-drained, non acidic
Rate of Growth: fast-growing
Flowering period: May to August
Hardiness: fully hardy

The flattened, rosy-red flowerheads are held on upright stems above the aromatic fern-like foliage throughout summer. This cultivar is said to have a good resistance to colour fade. Best in full sun in the middle rank of the border. Achilleas will attract many beneficial insects including bees, butterflies and hoverflies to the garden.

Garden care: Protect from slugs. Stake using twiggy stems before the flowers appear. Cut back after first flowering to encourage secondary flush in late summer/early autumn. Old clumps can be revived by lifting, splitting and replanting.

Bought 3 more from Long Acre March 2018as these haven’t done very well so far.

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