Long lasting clusters of large, bright, strawberry red florets, each punctuated with a golden centre. The flat heads last up to three months and have great uniformity. They almost form a platform of red where they are grown in groups.
A sun loving, floriferous plant with real staying power. An excellent partner plant for spring flowering bulbs as it emerges as they are receding. They will go on to shade the garden in summer whilst the bulbs are dormant.
Try Achillea in gardens, rock gardens, meadow plantings or pots. The flowers will even attract plenty of beneficial insects to the garden.
Achillea are great garden plants. They are sun loving, produce plenty of flowers and don’t need a lot of fuss. They love the heat and don’t mind a bit of dry. Poor soils aren’t a problem for them and the flowers are terrific cut and or dried. If you leave the blooms on the plant they will slowly fade to a golden yellow.
Achillea ‘Strawberry Seduction’ is well branched with fine, fern like foliage. It will form a nice, bushy plant.
Plant in a sunny spot, with well drained soil. Water in, then only required if rainfall is low. What is especially exciting for me is that they are rabbit resistant, which gives me one less plant to worry about! Cut the first round of flowers off for a second showing late summer/autumn.
Achillea is commonly known as Sneezewort or Yarrow. The botanical name is Achillea ptarmica. Achillea is named for the Greek mythological hero who found healing qualities in plants. Ptarmica is from the Greek ptario which means to sneeze. When the foliage is crushed it has a fragrance which can cause sneezing. In fact, dried leaves were used to make sneezing powder.
Summer to autumn
Cool to Mediterranean