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Achillea clavennae

Yarrow

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to September
  • Height0.15m to 0.3m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.25m
  • Growth HabitCarpet
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourGreen-silver

Description

Achillea clavennae (Yarrow). A mat forming perennial with semi-evergreen, narrowly obovate pinnatifid or pinnate, pale greeny silver leaves. Profuse clusters of white flowers are borne on corymbs of 4-5cm in summer and early autumn.

Characteristics

Perennial, Semi-evergreen, Herbaceous

Origin

Native to the eastern European Alps.

Interest and use

Grown for floral interest.

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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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