Achillea ageratum (Mace)

I love this herb, which Jekka McVicar introduced me to, for 3 reasons. One - I love its silvery foliage domes in spring. Two - it makes a great cut flower, the perfect filler to almost any vase and Three - its leaves taste good flavouring chicken and potatoes. Keep cutting back and it will produce foliage and flowers all year. More
1 x 9cm plant, for spring planting 511121-1 £4.95 In stock
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I love this herb, which Jekka McVicar introduced me to, for 3 reasons.

One – I love its silvery foliage domes in spring. Two – it makes a great cut flower, the perfect filler to almost any vase and Three – its leaves taste good flavouring chicken and potatoes. Keep cutting back and it will produce foliage and flowers all year.

Genus Achillea
Group/Species ageratum
Type Hardy Perennial, Herbaceous Perennial
Common Name English Mace
Border Position Front, Middle
Soil Type Chalky, Fertile, Neutral
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 45cm (18in)
Spacing 60cm (24in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting To aid quick establishment, sprinkle mycorrhizal fungi (Rootgrow) into the base of the planting hole.
Care Tips Keeping cutting this plant back to encourage fresh new foliage and repeat flowering.
Flowering July - September
Harvesting Flower Production 3 months
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Achillea ageratum (Mace) reviews

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Reviewed 23rd November 2018 by Christopher

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Reviewed 3rd October 2018 by Elainne

Lovely plants which arrived in good condition and are thriving.

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Reviewed 7th September 2018 by Caralyn

Still only a small plant with a few late flowers.

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Reviewed 4th September 2018 by Elizabeth

The colour of this plant was nothing like your website description or photograph. I expected it to be white with a yellow centre and instead it was completely a bright acid yellow which just clashed with everything. I also noticed not one insect went to it! Definitely not happy with this purchase and will be composting it.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for your mail. We are very sorry to hear that your Achillea has flowered incorrectly and have refunded you for the plant back on to the card that you used when placing the order."

Posted 7th November 2018