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Achillea millefolium Desert Eve Pink



long flowering variety

A new compact variety of this wonderful cottage garden perennial with finely cut leaves and stout stems growing to around 30cm (1ft) tall carrying clusters of pink flowers. The plate-like flower heads are a good contrast to other perennials and make attractive landing platforms for bees and butterflies in search of nectar. Sequential flower production ensures a long flowering period for an achillea, flowering throughout summer. Excellent for cutting and bringing indoors. 


Plant in beds and borders in full sun. Good with other perennials, low shrubs and silver leaved plants.


Grows in vertually any well-drained soil, but prefers alkaline conditions. Excellent on chalk. Remove faded flowers regularly to encourage re-blooming. Cut back to ground level in winter.

A new compact achillea with flowers that retain their colour in sun

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Perennial herbaceous
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Summer
Flowering June - September
Evergreen No
Plant height 12 cm - 15 cm
Plant width 20 cm - 30 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Hazardous No
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 15 cm
Medicinal No
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Sand, Loam
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained, Moist
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 Cottage garden, Informal garden, Flower border and beds, Garden edging, Gravel garden, Wildlife garden, Rock garden

Typically available

From April to September