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Achillea Desert Eve Red Desred



Large brick-red flower clusters

Great for attracting butterflies to the garden and a favourite of garden designers and flower arrangers too. Feathery silvery leaves and flattish red flower heads make a colourful hit in the garden all summer.


Best in a sunny spot. Versatile and easy to grow, perfect in a bed, border, gravel garden or container.


Happy in any well drained soil and not bothered by drought once established. Place some coarse grit in the base of the planting hole if your soil is heavy and wet in winter. Use a good quality general purpose compost for container growing and raise the pot on 'pot feet' through the winter months to help with drainage.

The Desert Eve series of achilleas were bred for their early flowering, uniformity and well-branched growth habit.

Plant details

In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Perennial herbaceous
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Summer
Flowering June - August
Evergreen No
Plant height 15 cm - 20 cm
Plant width 25 cm - 30 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 20 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

Property Value
Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Wildlife garden, Rock garden, Gravel garden, Garden edging, Cottage garden, Informal garden, Coastal or drought resistant, Flower border and beds

Typically available

From April to September