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Achillea Cerise Queen


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Great for wildlife
Attracts Wildlife
100cm x 60cm
Fully Hardy
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Achillea Cerise Queen—a garden classic chosen by our family for its role in promoting local biodiversity. This magenta perennial not only brings timeless visual appeal to your space but also acts as a perfect ally for pollination, attracting bees and butterflies. Versatile and drought-tolerant, Cerise Queen embodies our commitment to ecological balance, injecting vibrant colour and sustainability into your garden.

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Achillea Cerise Queen is a delightfully powerful perennial plant that is perfect for any garden, an absolute classic! With its bright, magenta cerise-pink flowers that bloom from early Summer through to Autumn, this plant is sure to add a splash of colour to your garden. The flowers grow in flat-topped clusters and have a dainty, feathery texture, giving them a delicate appearance. We feel a key benefit of Achillea Cerise Queen is that it attracts pollinators such as bees and butterflies, making it not only a beautiful addition to your garden but also an important one for your local biodiversity. It forms part of our range for it's essential pollinating properties and particularly because when cut back after its first flush of flowers it will reward you with another flush, for long-lasting pollination from May through to August. With sustainability forming such an important role in our growing methods this Achillea has become an absolute treasure for us. This butterfly magnet is also very easy to grow and care for, making it a great choice for beginner gardeners right through to our garden experts too. It is tolerant of a wide range of soils and can even thrive in poor, dry soil. Achillea Cerise Queen is very drought tolerant, making it perfect for gardens that receive little rainfall. In terms of height and spread, Achillea Cerise Queen typically grows to around 60cm tall with a spread of up to 60cm. This makes it ideal for planting in en-masse or as part of a mixed border but will provide you with long-lasting cut flowers too. Achillea looks wonderful in Country Gardens, Cottage style borders and Gardens, Wildlife Gardens and Mediterranean Gardens. Overall, Achillea Cerise Queen is an eye-catching and easy-to-care-for plant that will bring colour and vibrancy to many garden designs. Whether you're an experienced gardener or just starting out, this plant is a favourite in your outdoor space for a prairie style feel.

Planting Conditions

Achillea Cerise Queen is a hardy and easy-to-grow perennial plant that thrives in full sun and well-drained soil. It can tolerate a range of soil types, but prefers slightly alkaline soils. If you want to ensure healthy growth, prepare the planting area by clearing any weeds and digging in some compost or well-rotted manure. When planting Achillea Cerise Queen, space the plants about 30 cm apart to give them enough room to grow and avoid overcrowding. Be sure to plant them at the same depth as they were in their previous pot or container, and water them thoroughly after planting. If you are planting in a container, ensure that the pot has good drainage and use a high-quality potting mix to ensure proper drainage and water retention. You can add a slow-release fertiliser to the soil to help your plants grow healthy and strong. It's important to remember that Achillea Cerise Queen is drought-tolerant, so be careful not to overwater them. Once established, they require little watering, only during extended dry spells. In fact, too much water can lead to root rot and other diseases. Overall, Achillea Cerise Queen is a low-maintenance plant that is perfect for borders, rock gardens, and containers. With the right planting conditions and care, it will reward you with stunning clusters of bright pink flowers that bloom throughout the Summer.

Watering & Feeding

Achillea Cerise Queen, like most plants, requires regular watering and feeding to thrive. This perennial plant is tolerant of drought and can survive in poor soil conditions, but regular watering will help it to grow and produce vibrant flowers. When watering Achillea Cerise Queen, it's important to avoid over watering, which can lead to root rot. The plant prefers well-draining soil, so water deeply and less frequently rather than shallowly and frequently. Aim to keep the soil evenly moist, but not waterlogged. As for feeding, Achillea Cerise Queen benefits from a balanced fertiliser in the Spring, as well as occasional feedings throughout the growing season. Organic fertilisers, such as compost or well-rotted manure, can be added to the soil around the plant. Alternatively, a general-purpose fertiliser can be applied following the manufacturer's instructions. By providing Achillea Cerise Queen with consistent watering and feeding, you can help it to produce more flowers and maintain its health and vigour year after year.

General Care

Achillea Cerise Queen is a hardy perennial plant that requires minimal care, making it a great choice for beginner gardeners. However, some basic care is still required to keep the plant healthy and thriving. Firstly, Achillea Cerise Queen prefers full sun and well-draining soil. It can tolerate some shade, but may not produce as many flowers. The plant is drought-tolerant once established, but regular watering is still needed during periods of prolonged dryness. To promote healthy growth and flowering, it's a good idea to deadhead spent blooms regularly and cutting back flowers after the season's first flush. This will encourage the plant to produce secondary blooms within the season and prevent it from going to seed. In terms of pruning, Achillea Cerise Queen does not require much attention. Simply cut back the stems in the autumn or early spring to encourage new growth. Finally, it's important to keep an eye out for pests and diseases. Aphids and powdery mildew can be problematic, but can often be controlled with organic remedies such as neem oil or a solution of water and dish soap. Overall, with minimal care and attention, Achillea Cerise Queen can be a beautiful addition to any garden.