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Achillea (any variety) (Yarrow (any variety))

Beginner
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
3ft 3in
Max height
2ft 7in
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Achillea (any variety)

Other names

Yarrow (any variety)

Genus

Achillea Achillea

Variety or Cultivar

Achillea (any variety) _ If you don't know the variety name of your Achillea (Yarrow), you can add this plant to your lists to get care advice.

Achillea (any variety) are upright or mat-forming, primarily deciduous perennials with finely-divided, green or grey-green leaves and, in summer and autumn, erect, branching stems bearing dense, flattened clusters of flowers in a variety of colours.


Achillea (any variety) is: Deciduous

Habit

Upright, Mat Forming

Flower

Pink, White, Red, Purple, Orange, Apricot, Yellow in Summer; Purple, Pink, Orange, Yellow, Apricot, White, Red in Autumn

Foliage

Grey-green in Spring

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids Aphids

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Deadhead after flowering. Cut back untidy foliage in spring.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Achillea (any variety) (Yarrow (any variety)) will reach a height of 3ft 3in and a spread of 2ft 7in after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Garden edging, Gravel, Rock, Wildlife

Cultivation

Best in moist but well-drained soil in an open, sunny site. Tolerates a wide range of soils except for wet, heavy clay in winter. May be semi-evergreen in mild winters. A. ptarmica cultivars need moist soil & part shade. Alpines need sharp drainage.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed

UK hardiness

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Achillea (any variety)

Other names

Yarrow (any variety)

Genus

Achillea Achillea

Variety or Cultivar

Achillea (any variety) _ If you don't know the variety name of your Achillea (Yarrow), you can add this plant to your lists to get care advice.

Achillea (any variety) are upright or mat-forming, primarily deciduous perennials with finely-divided, green or grey-green leaves and, in summer and autumn, erect, branching stems bearing dense, flattened clusters of flowers in a variety of colours.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Upright, Mat Forming


Colour

Flower

Pink, White, Red, Purple, Orange, Apricot, Yellow in Summer; Purple, Pink, Orange, Yellow, Apricot, White, Red in Autumn

Foliage

Grey-green in Spring


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Deadhead after flowering. Cut back untidy foliage in spring.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Achillea (any variety) (Yarrow (any variety)) will reach a height of 3ft 3in and a spread of 2ft 7in after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Garden edging, Gravel, Rock, Wildlife

Cultivation

Best in moist but well-drained soil in an open, sunny site. Tolerates a wide range of soils except for wet, heavy clay in winter. May be semi-evergreen in mild winters. A. ptarmica cultivars need moist soil & part shade. Alpines need sharp drainage.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed

UK hardiness

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

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