Achillea, Yarrow, Milfoil, Soldier's Woundwort, Staunchweed 'Red Velvet'

Achillea millefolium

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Achillea (ak-ih-LEE-a) (Info)
Species: millefolium (mill-ee-FOH-lee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Red Velvet

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Perennials

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Foliage:

Herbaceous

This plant is resistant to deer

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 2a: to -45.5 C (-50 F)

USDA Zone 2b: to -42.7 C (-45 F)

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round in hardiness zone

Can be grown as an annual

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Red

Scarlet (dark red)

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

Flowers are good for drying and preserving

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

San Leandro, California

Pensacola, Florida

Chicago, Illinois

Lexington, Kentucky

Dracut, Massachusetts

Litchfield, New Hampshire

Williamsburg, Ohio

Knoxville, Tennessee

Rockwall, Texas

Newport News, Virginia

Rixeyville, Virginia

show all

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On May 6, 2018, GardenTexana from Rockwall, TX wrote:

Easy carefree plant here in the Blackland prairie (heavy black clay). Lives on rainwater once established. Blooms from spring until frost. Mine is planted on the east side of a fence and benefits from a cutting back in late summer for a fall second springseason. The flowers are gorgeous bee magnets.

Neutral

On Aug 15, 2014, JenDion from Litchfield, NH (Zone 5b) wrote:

I have had this plant for several years. It looks nice early in the season, and when it is in flower. However, after flowering, you have to cut it to the ground or else the flower heads flop and the foliage goes black-mildew nasty (in my garden). I do overhead water, and the soil is maybe richer than it would normally prefer, but I don't like my plants to schedule my gardening for me. I will say that I have never had this plant self-seed anywhere in my so I'm not so sure it should be considered an invasive. It may very well be sterile.

BACK TO TOP