Achillea 'Walther Funcke'

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The most enduring orange-brown achillea, regularly coming through wet winters, and keeping its fiery personality - blend with a sea of softer-toned achilleas

Val Bourne - Garden Writer

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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: well-drained, including dry
  • Rate of Growth: average
  • Flowering period: June to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Achilleas are in vogue again, thanks in part to the many different colours and cultivars that have become available in recent years. Achillea was named by Linnaeus, the modern father of horticulture, in honour of the Greek hero Achilles.They are generally short-lived perennials, with flat, plate-like flowerheads held high on tall stems, and ferny foliage beneath. This one has masses of tiny, orange-red flowers with yellow centres, aging to creamy yellow, and is more resistant to flopping over in wet weather than most other achilleas. It is long flowering, and drought-tolerant. Try it in a sunny spot towards the back of an herbaceous border, in a border of ‘hot’ colours or among grasses. It makes an excellent cut flower.

  • Garden care: Stake using bamboo canes or brushwood before the flowers appear. Cut down to the ground in late winter, but resist the urge to do this earlier, as the seed heads look lovely in the winter light. Pull out seedlings as they appear, as they rarely match the host plant. Lift and divide large clumps in late autumn or early spring.


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5.0

i have bought several of these and planted in groups

By armandii

from hebden bridge

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  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

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    Comments about Achillea 'Walther Funcke':

    planted in groups with perovskia

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    Aichillea 'Walter Funcke'

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    from London

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      Comments about Achillea 'Walther Funcke':

      Just when I felt like giving up at the end of the summer,

      These popped up and made themselves known.

      A bit difficult to prop up but I used echinchea bronze supports from Crocus and the

      Colours blended well.

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      • Keen but clueless
       
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      from Andover, Hampshire

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        Comments about Achillea 'Walther Funcke':

        Colourful summer plant with other similar plants in border or pot.
        My gardener is a professional.

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          Which plants are Deer proof?

          I want a list of Deer proof plants please. It`s either a change in habitat or environment, but I get total devastation now and in the last two years they come up the drive.
          Asked on 3/2/2006 by david

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            Deer can be a real problem and deer proof plants are usually thorny, poisonous or simply taste awful, but it is hard to give a definitive list as you might get the odd deer with unusual tastes which might like the bitter taste! Below is a list of good plants that generally are quite successful though. Cornus varieties, Rhus, Sophora, Solanum, Berberis, Rosemary, Buxus, Cotoneaster, Ilex, Pyracantha, Garrya, Juniperus, Nandina, Elaeagnus, Aralia, Aucuba, Cortaderia, Yucca, Santolina, Hypericum, Myrtle, Vinca, Achillea, Digitalis, Echinacea and Dryopteris. Finally, fencing is one method to protect garden crops from deer. Since deer jump, you need an 8-foot fence for best results or stout chicken-wire fencing securely around smaller garden plots. Alternatively, fence the area with a thorny shrub, preferably something that will grow to at least 6 feet. Deer eat roses and some thorns but hawthorn, boxwood and holly will exclude them. Deer are also deterred by dogs, hanging aluminum foil, mirrors, wood that hits objects in the wind and other noise-makers. Some old-fashioned repellents are human hair and blood and bonemeal. Hanging bars of fragrant deodorant soap from branches may work. Other well-known deer repellents are mothballs or moth flakes spread on the ground or put in mesh bags for hanging in a tree. Unfortunately though, no repellent is 100 percent effective, especially if the deer population is high and deer are starving.

            Answered on 6/2/2006 by Crocus
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          What can we grow in our dry, sunny border?

          I have a sunny and very dry border up against the front of the house. It is about 14 inches wide but protected by the house from receiving hardly any rain. Because of the window any plants must be less than 1m high. We have considered lavender but would really appreciate any other suggestions.
          Asked on 8/5/2005 by Carl and Deirdre Leaman

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          What can I plant that the deers won't eat?

          What types of plants do deer not like? If you could help me out I could greatly appreciate it.
          Asked on 18/3/2005 by Kelly L. Sliker

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            Deer can be a real problem and deer proof plants are usually thorny, poisonous or simply taste awful. It is hard to give a definitive list as you might get the odd deer with unusual taste which might like a bitter taste, but the following is a list of plants that generally are quite successful. Cornus varieties, Rhus, Sophora, Solanum, Berberis, Rosemary, Buxus, Cotoneaster, Ilex, Pyracantha, Garrya, Juniperus, Nandina, Eleagnus, Aralia, Aucuba, Cortaderia, Yucca, Santolina, Hypericum, Myrtle, Vinca, Achillea, Digitalis, Echinacea and Dryopteris. Finally fencing is one method to protect garden crops from deer. Since deer jump, you need an 8-foot fence for best results or stout chicken-wire fencing securely around smaller garden plots. Alternatively, fence the area with a thorny shrub, preferably something that will grow to at least 6 feet. Deer do eat roses and some other thorns but hawthorn, boxwood and holly tend to keep them out. Deer are also deterred by dogs, hanging aluminum foil, mirrors, wood that hits objects in the wind and other noise-makers. Some old-fashioned repellents are human hair and blood and bonemeal. Hanging bars of fragrant deodorant soap from branches may work. Other well-known deer repellents are mothballs or moth flakes spread on the ground or put in mesh bags for hanging in a tree. Unfortunately though, no repellent is 100 percent effective, especially if the deer population is high and deer are starving.

            Answered on 21/3/2005 by Crocus
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