yarrow ‘Walther Funcke’

Achillea ‘Walther Funcke’ (yarrow ‘Walther Funcke’) features brick-red flowers that age a rusty terracotta orange, then creamy yellow. The genus name is reference to Achilles, hero of the Trojan Wars in Geek mythology, who used the plant medicinally to stop bleeding and to heal the wounds of his soldiers.

This yarrow is a rhizomatous, spreading, uptight cultivar with grey-green leaves foliage and compact size.Flowers appear in dense, flattened, compound corymbs from early to midsummer on stems typically rising 15-24” tall. A. ‘Walther Funcke’ was introduced by Ernst Pagels of Germany.

Botanical Name Achillea ‘Walther Funcke’
Common Name yarrow ‘Walther Funcke’
Family Asteraceae
USDA Zone 3 thru 8
Light Requirement Full Sun
Season(s) of interest summer, fall, winter
Height and Spread 1-2ft x 1-2ft (30-60cm x 30-60cm)
Flower Color Red
Attracts Wildlife Provides Food for Birds, Hosts Caterpillars of Butterflies/Moths, Attracts Pollinators, Rarely Browsed by Mammalian Herbivores
Additional Information Not Native to the US Midwest.
Location in Lurie Garden North Dark Plate