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Achillea x lewisii 'King Edward' (Yarrow 'King Edward')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.1m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Achillea x lewisii 'King Edward'

Other names

Yarrow 'King Edward'

Genus

Achillea Achillea

Variety or Cultivar

'King Edward' _ 'King Edward' is a compact, semi-evergreen, mound-forming perennial, with narrow, silvery-grey leaves. Compact heads of small, pale-yellow flowers in early summer, fading to cream with age.


Achillea x lewisii 'King Edward' is: Semi evergreen

Habit

Compact, Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Fading to cream, Pale-yellow in Summer

Foliage

Silvery-grey in All seasons

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 x lewisii 'King Edward' (Yarrow 'King Edward') will reach a height of 0.1m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Gravel, Containers, Rock, Wildlife

Cultivation

Grows best in moist but well-drained soil but tolerates a wide range of conditions. Divide in spring.

Soil type

Chalky, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Achillea x lewisii 'King Edward'

Other names

Yarrow 'King Edward'

Genus

Achillea Achillea

Variety or Cultivar

'King Edward' _ 'King Edward' is a compact, semi-evergreen, mound-forming perennial, with narrow, silvery-grey leaves. Compact heads of small, pale-yellow flowers in early summer, fading to cream with age.

Foliage

Semi evergreen

Habit

Compact, Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Fading to cream, Pale-yellow in Summer

Foliage

Silvery-grey in All seasons


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 x lewisii 'King Edward' (Yarrow 'King Edward') will reach a height of 0.1m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Gravel, Containers, Rock, Wildlife

Cultivation

Grows best in moist but well-drained soil but tolerates a wide range of conditions. Divide in spring.

Soil type

Chalky, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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