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Colour, cut flowers and tea with hardy Achilleas. Our curated Achillea Pack includes 6 plants, 2 (9.5cm pots) of each of the varieties below:
- Yarrow Hella Glashoff Achillea filipendulina 'Hella Glashoff'
- Common Yarrow White Achillea millefolium (white form)
- Pastels Yarrow Achillea millefolium 'Walther Funcke'
RRP $68.44 | Special Pack price $60.00 incl delivery
Read below for further information about each plant.
The ferny, finely cut leaves of Achillea make attractive garden clumps, and have a pleasant, spicy aroma when fresh and dried.
This aromatic quality has long been reputed to have insect repelling qualities.
And fortunately, the aroma persists particularly well even long after the leaves are dried.
So, traditional recipes for potpourri and insect repellent sachets have often included dried Achillea leaves.
Achillea flowers make a great garden show of colour, as well as commercial quality cut flowers.
YARROW HELLA GLASHOFF Achillea filipendulina 'Hella Glashoff'
'Hella Glashoff' has clear lemon heads which open from vivid lemon buds, finally maturing to soft creamy lemon shades.
Many of the older Achillea varieties suffered the problem of unattractive fading. So as their flowers matured, they increasingly looked like washed out dirty rags.
But 'Hella Glashoff' retains crisp clear colour from go to whoa, as she transitions from lemon to cream.
While the greyish foliage colour perfectly complements the lemon of the flowers.
'Hella Glashoff' is a particularly neat and compact grower, with a tight clump of feathery grey-green foliage.
There are no invasive runners.
So she is perfectly suited to a small garden, with large and prolific flowers, from such a compact clump.
And if you have other beautiful Achilleas, ‘Hella Glashoff’ has a later flowering season than most, so she also helpfully spreads the season of colour.
COMMON YARROW WHITE Achillea millefolium (white form)
Common Yarrow is the old original plant, found in the wild, and used by European herbalists for centuries.
It has the usual soft, ferny decorative foliage. With plenty of the aromatic oils that make flowers and foliage good insect repellents and resistant to deer and rabbits. Plus, the flowers are very pretty, making flat heads of white, opening from palest pink buds in repeats over Summer.
So, if you are looking for herbal Yarrow, for all its multitude of historic uses, then this is the one.
Over the centuries it has been reputed to be an herbal tonic and treatment for problems of digestion, blood circulation, liver, kidneys and urinary tract. For the treatment of blood flow, cuts and wounds, symptoms of colds and flu, and to make cleansing lotions.
Common Yarrow is a vigorous and robust grower. It will spread by runners if left untended. But many people consider this an advantage for making a broad and pretty groundcover in difficult to tackle positions.
It tolerates poor soils well, will bind a bank successfully, and thrives in sunny to partly shaded positions with minimal to average watering.
PASTELS YARROW Achillea millefolium 'Walther Funcke'
Very large plates of flowers, and rich colour shades, distinguish Achillea 'Walther Funcke' as one of the best modern Achilleas.
Firstly, rich terracotta buds open to large heads of tangerine, brick-red, and burnt orange shades, lastly maturing to creamy blends of all.
So, the colour blends are enchanting as the numerous heads open and mature on the clump.
With elegant sage-green foliage contrasting perfectly with the warm toned flowers.
Achillea 'Walther Funcke' is always a neat, tight and polite garden clump, as it is a highpoint of Ernst Pagel's intensive breeding program, and has no invasive runners.
‘Walther Funcke’ makes superb garden display and commercial quality cut flowers, without giving any trouble.