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Achillea filipendulina

Fern-leaf yarrow

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Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height1m to 2m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.45m
  • Growth HabitUpright rosette
  • Flower ColourYellow, white
  • Leaf ColourGrey-green

Description

Achillea filipendulina (Fern-leaf yarrow). This perennial is grown for the fern-like foliage it will produce, and also for the large yellow flower heads.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Herbaceous

Other common names

Yellow yarrow, Yarrow

Origin

C. and S.W. Asia

Interest and use

Culinary, cutting bed, fragrance, dried arrangements or borders.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Chalky
  • Soil pH8.0 to 9.0
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

It will tolerate growing in average to poor soil, which makes it a good choice for problem areas in the garden. You should dead-head to promote repeat flowering. The flowers are very popular in dried floral arrangements. For best results you should divide every 3 to 5 years in early spring or the autumn.

Propagation

You can propagate by softwood cuttings in the early summer or divide plants in spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Powdery mildew is common and aphids may be a problem.

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