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Achillea tomentosa

Woolly Yarrow

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to September
  • Height0.2m to 0.15m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.5m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourBright yellow
  • Leaf ColourMid green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Achillea tomentosa (Woolly Yarrow). A small species of Yarrow, only growing to 15cms in height. The ferny leaves are linear and mid green and covered in soft hairs. The flowers are produced in corymbs of bright yellow blooms.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub

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

Useful at the front of borders, as an edging plant, as well as rock gardens.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Grow in moist, well-drained soil with an open position.

Propagation

By seed or division in spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids and powdery mildew.

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