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Saucy Seduction Yarrow Plants

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Achillea millefolium - Yarrow

Pot Grown Herbaceous Perennials
  • Colour: Deep fuchsia pink
  • Flowering: Jun-Sep
  • Foliage: Green, fern-like, aromatic
  • Wildlife friendly: Yes
  • Height: 60cm
  • Spread: 60cm
  • Spacing: 45cm
  • Position: Full sun, tolerates partial shade
  • Soil: Chalk, loam, sand, well drained, poor
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Description

Achillea Saucy Seduction

From the popular Seduction Series, Achillea millefolium Saucy Seduction will certainly sweep you off your feet! It has intensely coloured fuchsia pink flattened flower heads held in clusters with tiny white centres. As the heads age, they lighten to medium pink, giving a two-tone effect. As long as you keep deadheading plants, new flowers will be produced until early autumn.

As well as the stunning lipstick-coloured flowers, this variety of yarrow has pretty, fern-like aromatic foliage, which has a long history of use as a medicinal herb. It's a popular plant with florists, used both dried and fresh in arrangements. Dried flowers can also be added to potpourri.

It's an ideal plant for beginners to grow and as it is drought-tolerant, disease-resistant and suitable for pots, too. All of our herbaceous perennials (plants which die down during winter and regrow the next year) have a year-long guarantee.

Achillea millefolium Saucy Seduction looks great with lavender and they have similar growing needs.

Looks great with...

With its stunning flower heads and attractive foliage, this compact Achillea is perfect for gravel or coastal gardens in dry areas of the country. Unlike taller varieties with an open habit and weak stems that are often snapped in windy conditions, Saucy Seduction has strong, branched stems and a compact growth habit, reaching only 60cm. It is also relatively salt-tolerant.

It has such a long flowering period that it fits in well with cottage gardens and with prairie planting schemes, grown alongside grasses such as Carex buchananii and late-flowering members of the daisy family, such as Echinacea and Rudbeckia.

Features

  • Colour: Deep fuchsia pink changing to medium pink
  • Flowering: June to September
  • Foliage: Green, fern-like and aromatic, like a blend of cooking herbs
  • Wildlife friendly: Attracts bees and butterflies
  • Height: 60cm
  • Spread: 60cm
  • Spacing: 45cm
  • Position: Full sun for the best flower colour but tolerates partial shade
  • Soil type: Chalk, loam, sand, well drained, poor

Did you know...

Yarrow (Achillea) has many common names, including devil's nettle, hundred-leaved grass, lace plant, milfoil, nosebleed, nose pepper, old man's pepper, sanguinary, savory tea, soldier's woundwort, thousand-leaf, thousand-seal and thousand weed. They usually refer to the species' uses as a medicinal herb, its very divided leaf shape or ability to self-seed!

Cultivation Instructions

Achillea millefolium Saucy Seduction likes full sun or light, partial shade and well-drained, even poor soil. Avoid moist, rich or waterlogged soils. Add grit when planting if your soil's drainage needs to be improved, spacing 60cm between plants. Place at the same depth as soil level in the pot. Although it is drought tolerant, keep well watered during first season. Suitable for use in pots and containers - place crocks over the drainage hole to avoid waterlogging.

During the first year, water well, but once established, they are mostly drought, heat and wind tolerant. A top dressing of Growmore in spring is sufficient. Plants are mostly pest-resistant, including deer and rabbits. Plants self seed profusely unless they are deadheaded. They can also be increased by division in spring or from tip cuttings. Staking should not be necessary as the plants are compact and robust.