Achillea Rainbow Tricolour | Perennial Bare Root Plant
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Achillea Rainbow Tricolour | Perennial Bare Root Plant

Rainbow ‘Tricolour’ Achillea have a myriad of yellow flowers edged with red and yellow centres and make brilliant border perennials.

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Rainbow ‘Tricolour’ Achillea have a myriad of yellow flowers edged with red and yellow centres and make brilliant border perennials.


Achilleas have had a surge of popularity in recent years as they are magnets for pollinating insects who can land on the large flat flowerheads and collect pollen easily as they fly from one tiny flower to the next. 
Strong stems hold the upright flowerheads of Rainbow ‘Tricolour’ and they make excellent cut flowers.

For more information on bare roots please click here.

Please note the second picture is a 'general' bare root picture and all varieties will look different when they arrive. You will receive full planting instructions with delivery. 

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Brand:  Brookside Nursery
Supplied as:  1 Bare Root
Habit:  Upright
Eventual Height:  60cm (24")
Eventual Spread:  60cm (24")
Position:  Full Sun
Primary Flower Colour:  Yellow
Secondary Flower Colour:  Red
Plant Type:  Perennial
Flowering Period:  June - September

Achiliea Advice

Plant Achilleas in full sun with soil that is well-drained and does not become waterlogged. Water well when they are newly planted but thereafter, once established, they are relatively tolerant of drought. A great addition to a wildflower meadow or border attracting wildlife and pollinating insects.  Cut back the stems to around 15cm in winter. Divide every few years by digging up the whole clump and then cut up into smaller clumps and re plant.   


*Brookside Nursery Top Tip – Cut back the first flush of flowers as they fade to keep the plant producing flower heads. 

General Bareroot Advice

Bare root perennials will benefit from a soak in a bucket of cold water for an hour before planting, to ensure that the roots are fully hydrated.

Dig a large enough hole to plant the whole root, without damaging it, and incorporate fresh compost with the soil to aid drainage.

Plant not too deeply but making sure the roots are covered with compost/soil mixture.  The crowns (the tops of the plants) should be 2/3cms below soil level.  If you can see a tiny amount of shoot or greenery make sure this is just above ground level.  Firm gently in, ensuring there are no air pockets under or around the roots and water the area well.  This should be all the moisture they need until you can see the plants are actively growing.

 

Place a cane or label in the ground next to your bare root perennial just before you cover the roots over so that you know where and what you have planted.

*Do not plant bare perennials if the ground is waterlogged or frozen. If you need to plant when a very cold spell of weather is forecast, cover the area with cardboard or plastic sheeting to keep the worst of the cold out.

Alternatively, a successful way to start off your bare root perennials is to plant up each bare root plant into a pot using fresh compost. Ensure that the pot is large enough for the roots to spread evenly in the pot. Plant not too deeply but making sure the roots are covered with compost. The crowns (the tops of the plants) should be 2/3cms below soil level. Water in well and place a label into each pot. Leave until early/mid-spring or once the weather is more clement, when they can be planted in their final flowering positions in the garden border.

The plants can be cut back in late autumn once they have flowered or you can keep the seedheads on as they look very pretty. Japanese anemones dislike their roots sitting in wet winter soil so ensure plenty of organic matter is incorporated to aid drainage.

Brookside Nursery Top Tip - Remember to water your bare root plants throughout their first growing season, especially if we have a hot dry summer

Our bare root perennials are available for dispatch during the month of March. If you have also ordered plug plants for dispatch in March, we will send your bareroots during the same week. Smaller orders are dispatched via Royal Mail 24 , larger orders via Parcelforce 24

If you have ordered bareroot plants only (or other non-plug plant varieties), we will dispatch your order during week commencing 16th March 2020 or if you order after this date we will dispatch within 3-4 working days of ordering - these are sent via Royal Mail 48 or Parcelforce 48.

For more advice and information about bare root plants, please click on the advice tab above.

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plant issue
Wednesday, 20 May 2020  | 

the other items on my order were fine but this item was a very poor example, just a small bunch of
fibrous roots, I potted them up and have given them all the attention they could hope for, but to no avail.

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Achillea Rainbow
Monday, 27 April 2020  | 

Struggling with this plant.Hopefully will recover from a slug eating the new growth.

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Rating:  
plant issue
Wednesday, 20 May 2020  | 

the other items on my order were fine but this item was a very poor example, just a small bunch of
fibrous roots, I potted them up and have given them all the attention they could hope for, but to no avail.

Was this helpful to you?  Yes  /  No

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Rating:  
Achillea Rainbow
Monday, 27 April 2020  | 

Struggling with this plant.Hopefully will recover from a slug eating the new growth.

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