Achillea millefolium ‘Cerise Queen’ is drought tolerant and requires little maintenance to create an explosion of late summer colour in a sunny spot at the backs of borders. Try it in a gravel garden where it will enjoy the good drainage. The bright blooms make excellent cut or dried flowers.
Sow Achillea millefolium ‘Cerise Queen’ seed onto surface of moist well-drained good quality seed raising mix. Cover with a light sprinkling of of mix or vermiculite. Light helps germination. Place in a propagator or place somewhere warm, 15-20°C. Water from the base of tray only. Keep moist but not wet. Germination takes 5-10 days. If Seed does not germinate place in polythene bag in fridge for 4 weeks at 4 degrees C. Move back to warmth for germination. When seedlings have 2 true leaves prick out to 8cm pots and grow on. Acclimatize and plant out once danger of frost has passed.