Achillea 'Walther Funcke'
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- 6 × 9cm pots
- in stock
- 9cm pot
- Standard £4.95
This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.
- Position: full sun
- Soil: well-drained, including dry
- Rate of Growth: average
- Flowering period: June to September
- Hardiness: fully hardy
The orange-red flowers of this yarrow are tiny, but they form in generous flattened heads, which are useful for adding horizontal interest in the planting scheme. Fading to creamy yellow as they age, they are held high throughout the summer on upright stems, which emerge from a loose clump of ferny foliage. Long-flowering and drought tolerant once established, 'Walther Funcke' works well in borders with a hot colour scheme, but it also makes a great contrast for blues and purples.
- Garden care: Stake using bamboo canes or brushwood before the flowers appear. Cut down to the ground in late winter, but resist the urge to do this earlier, as the seed heads look lovely in the winter light. Pull out seedlings as they appear, as they rarely match the host plant. Lift and divide large clumps in late autumn or early spring.