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Achillea ‘Taygetea’

Yarrow 'Taygetea'

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to August
  • Height0.4m to 0.6m
  • Spread0.25m to 0.5m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourPale yellow
  • Leaf ColourSilver grey

Description

Achillea ‘Taygetea’ (Yarrow 'Taygetea'). This clump-forming cultivar has pale yellow flattened corymbs held above divided silver grey foliage.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

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 floral interest

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°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

Aphids and powdery mildew

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