Achillea millefolium ‘Strawberry Seduction’

Achillea ‘Strawberry Seduction’ on 6-9-12, #98-2.

Achillea millefolium

‘Strawberry Seduction’

Achillea ‘Strawberry Seduction’ is part of the Seduction™ Series of Yarrows bred in the Netherlands from Blooms of Bressingham®. They make a great addition to a sunny bed and are of medium height. They produce strawberry red flowers with a yellow eye.

I bought this nice Achillea hybrid from Lowe’s in Greenville, Mississippi in June 2012. I brought it with me when I moved back to Missouri in February 2013.

 

Achillea ‘Strawberry Seduction’ on 6-11-16, #155-2.

I transplanted it in the bed on the south side of the house where it would receive full sun.

 

Achillea ‘Strawberry Seduction’ on 7-3-13, #160-1.

It did very well in this spot until the Crape Myrtle got so HUGE and intruded on its space. The Crape Myrtle had been there for many years and since I just moved here I didn’t know how large it would get.

 

Achillea ‘Strawberry Seduction’ on 7-4-13, #162-2.

Achillea make excellent cut flowers. They should be deadheaded to keep the plant looking tidy and promote continuous bloom.

 

Achillea ‘Strawberry Seduction’ on 7-30-13, #165-1.

The flowers of the Achillea ‘Strawberry Seduction’ change colors as they mature. They start off red then the centers become yellow as the flowers open more.

 

Achillea ‘Strawberry Seduction’ on 8-23-13, #178-2.

 

PLANT INFORMATION:
LIGHT: Full sun. They don’t do well in to much shade.
SOIL: Normal, sandy or clay soil, well-drained. Not picky.
MOISTURE: Average to dry is preferred. Very drought tolerant.
FLOWERING TIME: Early summer through early fall.
SIZE: 18-20” tall x 18-24” wide.
USES: Attracts butterflies. Great for beds, borders, containers, mass plantings. Use for cut and dried flower arrangements.

 

Achillea ‘Strawberry Seduction’ on 6-12-14, #229-1.

In the spring of 2014, I decided to move it and the Phlomis ‘Edward Bowles’ to a new location on the southwest corner of the bed. The plant in the bottom left-hand corner is the Phlomis. They both did very well.

 

Achillea ‘Strawberry Seduction’ on 6-29-14, #230-1.

When the summer gets hot and most plants are drooping in the sun, the Achillea takes it all in stride.

 

Achillea ‘Strawberry Seduction’ on 6-12-14, #231-1.

Achillea flowers last a very long time. As you can see in the above photo, the flowers start out red with a little yellow center. After a while, the whole cluster of flowers turns yellow.

I liked this plant and it did well until late 2014. It died for some strange reason and didn’t return in 2015. There are many cultivars and hybrids available ranging in size and color. For a tough, drought tolerant plant, the Achillea are hard to beat. This cultivar didn’t spread like the Achillea millefolium but stayed in a nice tidy clump.

I hope you enjoyed this page and maybe found it useful. If you have any comments, questions or suggestions, I would like to hear from you. Please click on “like” if you visited this page. It helps us bloggers stay motivated. 🙂 You can check out the links below for further reading. The links take you directly to the genus and species of this plant.

FOR FURTHER READING:
PLANTS OF THE WORLD ONLINE (GENUS/SPECIES)
WIKIPEDIA (GENUS/SPECIES)
DAVE’S GARDEN
PERENNIALS.COM
GARDENIA
LEARN 2 GROW

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