Vibrant mix for cut flowers and garden beds.Long-lasting perennial in mostly red, rose, and lavender shades. Blooms make excellent cut flowers and reliable perennial garden plants with decorative, fern-like foliage. As cut flowers, the 2–4", flat-topped flower heads on 24" stems add bulk, durability, and beauty to bouquets. Long vase life. Flowerburst™ Red Shades is an F2 population. Flowers first year from seed. Low maintenance. Tolerates drought once established. Perennial in Zones 2–9.
• Attracts and supports beneficial insects such as damsel bugs, lacewings, lady beetles, and parasitic wasps.
Ht. 28–30". Avg. 177,600 seeds/oz. Packet: 100 seeds.
DAYS TO GERMINATION: 10-14 days at 65-72°F (18-22°C)
SOWING: Transplant (recommended) – Sow into 72-cell flats, or preferred seedling container, 8-10 weeks before planting out. Light is required for germination. Cover seeds with a thin layer of vermiculite to retain moisture and hold seeds in place. Light is required for germination. Bottom water or mist lightly to avoid covering seed. 3-5 weeks at 55-65°F/13-18°C in full light are ideal conditions for seedling development. Harden off seedlings and transplant outdoors. Direct seed – Late spring, after last frost, early summer or fall.
LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun. Tolerant of part shade in garden beds.
PLANT HEIGHT: 28-30". May require support.
PLANT SPACING: 12-24".
HARDINESS ZONES: Zones 2-9.
VASE LIFE: 7-12 days.
HARVEST: When pollen is visible on the flowers. Hang to dry.
SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Any well-drained soil.
USES: Fresh or dried cut flower. Permanent beds and mass plantings.
NOTE: Divide every 3-4 years to maintain vigor.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Achillea spp.