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achilles seeds

For cutting purposes
ACHILLES belongs to the same group of festulolium as Paulita and Perun, but with 4-5 days earlier ear emergence. This makes ACHILLES very well suited for mixtures where an early cut is desired.

ACHILLES

Festulolium

Festulolium

Type Italian Ryegrass

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Early type of festulolium
ACHILLES is a crossing between Italian ryegrass and meadow fescue and belongs to the ryegrass type of festulolium. The result is a variety with a very vigorous growth both in spring and after cutting, but at the same time also with a good persistence.

For cutting purposes
ACHILLES belongs to the same group of festulolium as Paulita and Perun, but with 4-5 days earlier ear emergence. This makes ACHILLES very well suited for mixtures where an early cut is desired.

Convincing results
ACHILLES is participating in trials in many European countries and the results show very interesting properties.

Ratings

Scale 1-9, where 9 = best or most pronounced

Achilles seeds
Try them in the vase with Cosmos ‘Purity‘ which will soften them up…or Cornflowers ‘Blue Boy‘ to continue the cottage vibe but with a contrasting colour…the combo is gobsmackingly gorgeous.

How To Grow Achillea From Seed.

Grow Achillea from Seed. (Achillea ‘Cerise Queen’)

You will no doubt be delighted to wallow in the knowledge that our friend achillea is a piece of cake to grow from seed…which is not true of a great many perennials.

For cut flowers I recommend you get yourself some Achillea ‘Cerise Queen’ seeds to get you started. Not only are these little gems easy to grow from seed but they make fantastic cut flowers. Great colour, long lasting flowers and low maintenance…an all round winner in the Higgledy Garden book of all round winners. So…without further ado…

How to grow Achillea from seed.

*Achillea like a position in full sun…so prepare a bed where there is lots of the stuff…and make sure your soil is worked down to a fine tilth.

*They will tolerate a dry soil but preferably a free draining site.

*I sow Achillea early in the season…late February to early April, generally.

*Sow thinly and do not cover or cover REALLY lightly…the Achillea seeds need light to germinate. So best water the ground first…this stops you washing the seeds away.

*Space out your seedlings to about 18 inches.

*You can also start them off in pots. (I do both) However…don’t transplant outside until after the frosts.

*You will find them pretty disease free…an easy one to look after is our Achillea.

*Keep the little darlings moist whilst they are becoming established…but not waterlogged.

Try them in the vase with Cosmos ‘Purity‘ which will soften them up…or Cornflowers ‘Blue Boy‘ to continue the cottage vibe but with a contrasting colour…the combo is gobsmackingly gorgeous.

Top Trivia!: The scientific name Achillea is for the Greek mythological character Achilles. According to the Iliad, Achilles’ soldiers used yarrow to treat wounds hence the common names “All Heal” and “Bloodwort”