Achillea Sassy Summer Sangria
Achillea 'Sassy Summer Sangria' photo courtesy of Walters Gardens

Yarrow

Achillea 'Sassy Summer Seduction' has dark red flowers with a white eye. The flowers are produced on top of an upright, round habit of silvery green leaves. Although it is taller than most other varieties it has sturdy stems that look good throughout the bloom season. It is a drought tolerant, deer resistant perennial that is easy to grow and has an upright habit that does not require staking.

  • Size: 1 gallon
  • Height: 75-90 cm (30-35 in)
  • Spread: 90-105 cm (35-41 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 3-8
  • Sun or Shade: full sun
  • Bloom Time: early to late summer
  • Leaf Colour: silvery green
  • Bloom Colour: red
  • Critter Resistance: deer and rabbits
  • Nature Attraction: bees and butterflies

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Yarrow is an easy care plant that grows best in full sun. It thrives in a wide range of soils but does best in well drained soil. Yarrow will even grow in very poor dry soils with low fertility soil. Avoid fertilizing or overwatering or the plant can become  leggy and floppy.