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Achillea millefolium New Vintage Rose


Perfect for cutting

A lovely cottage garden perennial with finely cut grey-green leaves and stout stems growing to around 30cm (1ft) tall carrying numerous bunches of tiny cerise-pink flowers. The flower heads are a good contrast to other perennials and make attractive landing platforms for bees and butterflies in search of nectar. It produces sequential flowers insuring a long flowering period throughout the 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 on any well-drained soil, but prefers alkaline soils. 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

Property Value
Plant type Perennial herbaceous
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Spring, Summer
Flowering May - August
Evergreen No
Plant height 30 cm - 40 cm
Plant width 40 cm - 50 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Hazardous No
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 40 cm
Medicinal No
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Light sand
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained
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, Flower border and beds, City garden, Courtyard garden, Coastal or drought resistant

Typically available

From April to September