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Achillea × kellereri

Yarrow

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.1m to 0.2m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.25m
  • Speed of GrowthModerate
  • Growth HabitCarpet
  • Flower ColourCream
  • Leaf ColourGrey-green

Description

Achillea × kellereri (Yarrow). This is a mat-forming, miniature variety. The leaves are narrow and grey-green in colour and they grow in rosettes. In the summer, daisy-shaped, cream flowers appear.

Characteristics

Perennial, Semi-evergreen, Herbaceous

Origin

Bulgaria, of gardens, parentage uncertain.

Interest and use

A good plant for rock gardens and crevices in walls. Floral and foliage interest.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

Cultivation

Drought tolerant

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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