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Photo: King Edward Yarrow

Photo: King Edward Yarrow

General Description

The Yarrows are among the best perennials for planting in hot, dry and sunny locations, providing good colour throughout the summer months. This dwarf species forms a tight mat of fuzzy olive-green leaves, topped by clusters of bright canary-yellow flowers in early summer. Best in a well-drained rock garden. Clumps are easily divided in early spring or fall. Trim off faded flower heads to tidy up the plants. Evergreen.

  • Flower Colour - Yellow
  • Blooming Time - Late Spring thru Mid Summer
  • Foliage Color - Grey Green
  • Flower Head Size - Small
  • Height - 15-20 cm / 6-8 inches
  • Spread - 20-30 cm / 8-12 inches
  • Foot Traffic - Light
  • Growth Rate - Slow

Plant Requirements

  • Sun Exposure - Full Sun
  • Soil Type - Normal, Sandy or Clay
  • Soil pH - Neutral, Alkaline or Acid
  • Soil Moisture - Average or Dry

Maintenance

  • Care Level - Easy 
  • Clumps are easily divided in early spring or fall
  • Trim off faded flower heads to tidy up the plants

Practical Use

  • Accent: Good Texture/Form
  • Alpine & Rock
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Containers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Edging
  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Evergreen
  • Ground Cover 

http://www.perennials.com/plants/achillea-tomentosa.html

Properties

Height
10 - 20 cm
Color
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Soil type
Clay
Loam
Sand
Sunlight
Full sun
PH
Acid
Alkaline
Neutral
Moisture
Well-drained
Hardiness
Hardy