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Achillea ‘Gloria Jean’

Yarrow

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Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height0.46m to 0.61m
  • Spread0.1m
  • Speed of GrowthModerate
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourPale to mid pink
  • Leaf ColourSilver green

Description

Achillea ‘Gloria Jean’ (Yarrow). This cultivar has large florets which are pale to mid pink.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Herbaceous

Origin

Denver, Colorado, USA

Interest and use

Borders and rock gardens. Flower heads may be dried for winter decoration. Suitable for coastal conditions.

Used in traditional medicine to staunch bleeding and to raise temperature to increase sweating. Yarrow's use as a medicine may stretch back to 60,000 BC, based on the evidence of plants found in a Neanderthal burial site.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are fully hardy and will tolerate most soils but grow well in a sunny, well drained soil. The taller species and cultivars will need staking. Tall species and cultivars need staking.

Propagation

By division in early spring or autumn, or by softwood cuttings in early summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Powdery mildew is common and aphids may be a problem.

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