Achillea millefolium 'Red Velvet'


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  • Compact habit
  • Forms large clusters of red flowers with white centers
  • Long blooming
  • Retains red color well; non-fading flowers
Border or Bed
Border or Bed
Cut Flower/ Foliage
Cut Flower/ Foliage
Dried Flower/ Foliage
Dried Flower/ Foliage
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Long Blooming
Long Blooming

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

One of the easiest perennials to grow,  Does best in full sun and well drained soil.  Once initial flowers have gone by, cut plant by half to stimulate new flower heads.  Very drought tolerant once established.

Height: 18-20 in
Price Level 1: $6.99 ea.~#1
Bloom Color: Red
Zone: 3-8
Price Level 2: 5 for $30~#1

Additional Characteristics & Attributes:


  • Border or Bed
  • Dried Flower/ Foliage
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Container
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Fragrant
  • Cut Flower/ Foliage
  • Long Blooming

Critter Resistance:

  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Groundhog Resistant
  • Deer Resistant


  • Full Sun


  • Upright

Foliage Color:

  • Green

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer
  • Fall

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Hummingbirds

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water
  • Dry Soil