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Achillea × lewisii ‘King Edward’

Yarrow

Garden

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Features

  • BloomsJune to July
  • Height0.08m to 0.1m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.5m
  • Speed of GrowthModerate
  • Growth HabitMound
  • Flower ColourPale yellow
  • Leaf ColourSoft grey green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Achillea × lewisii ‘King Edward’ (Yarrow). This species will grow to about 10cm tall, producing a mat of silver-grey, serrated leaves. The flowering stems will rise above the foliage to a height of 15cm and they are topped with clusters of small pale yellow flowerheads which will fade to cream as they age.

Characteristics

Perennial, Semi-evergreen, Herbaceous

Origin

Garden origin

Interest and use

Ideal for rockeries, walls and containers and grown for foliage and floral interest.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilSandy, Chalky
  • 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 plants in spring

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids, powdery mildews

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