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Achillea ‘Taygetea’

Yarrow

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Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height0.1m to 0.6m
  • Spread0.45m
  • Speed of GrowthModerate
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourPale yellow
  • Leaf ColourGrey-green

Description

Achillea ‘Taygetea’ (Yarrow). A smaller Achillea with greyish green leaves. In mid-and late summer, this plant bears pale, creamy yellow flowerheads in corymbs. Stems grow up to 60cm.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Herbaceous

Origin

N. Hemisphere.

The name Achillea is said to derive from the fact that Achilles, pupil of the centaur Chiron, used it in medicine.

Interest and use

Grown for its flowers.

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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

Divide in spring

Pests, diseases or disorders

Powdery mildew is common and aphids may be a problem.

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