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Achillea 'Feuerland'

Fireland Yarrow

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Description

‘Feuerland’ is a cherry red cultivar with yellow centers. It opens bright red and slowly ages to burnt orange and yellow. It is derived from the popular Achillea millefolium with a long blooming season from May through August. It is a staple of the sunny perennial garden, usually planted in beds and borders where its cheerful color lights up the area. Its leaves are finely divided and fernlike. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds, it is resistant to deer, rabbits, and drought. Its 2-foot height combines well with upright veronicas and coreopsis, and its rough-textured flowers contrast with smooth platycodon in late summer. Let it spread to fill in the border, and divide it in early spring, or better yet, in the fall. Other cultivars from similar crosses are the yellow 'Moonshine', 'Red Velvet', and 'Terra Cotta'. This is a favorite cut flower and is also excellent as a dried flower. The genus name Achillea refers to Achilles, hero of the Trojan Wars in Greek mythology, who used the plant medicinally to stop bleeding and heal the wounds of his soldiers.

Soil
Moderate
Plant Shape
Mounded
Exposure
Full Sun
Bloom Time
May - June, July - August
Bloom Color
Red
Landscape Use
Bedding or Border, Groundcover
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Butterflies, Resistant To Deer
Plant Type
Perennial
Hardiness Zone
3 - 9