Achillea or Yarrow - colourful flowering border plants
Achillea or Yarrows are very tolerant border perennials that can do well in most situations but don't like heavy, wet soil. They have a wide veriety of colours, from deep reds and pinks through orange, yellow and white. Easy to grow perennial that will keep spreading over time.
The leaves are fern-like and often are aromatic. The name Achillea is from Greek mythology as the leaves were used to treat the wounds of Achilles' Soldiers.
Scientific name: Achillea
Common names: Yarrow
Related plants: Aster, Daisy, Sunflower
Position: full sun, partial shade
Soil type: clay, sandy, loamy
Soil pH: weak-acid, neutral, weak-alkaline
Moisture: moist, well drained
Pink Yarrow (Achillea millifolium) such as 'Pretty Belinda' with its striking shades of pink.
White with yellow centers such as Achillea ptarmica 'Aunt Stientje'.