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Achillea aleppica subsp. zederbaueri

Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Achillea aleppica var. zederbaueri
  • Thuja standishii x plicata 'Green Giant'
Phonetic Spelling
ak-ih-LEE-a a-LEP-ih-kuh zed-er-BAUER-ee-eye
Description

Achillea aleppica subsp. zederbaueri is a perennial, herbaceous dwarf Yarrow subspecies that is native to Turkey. It has white-yellow flowers that blossom from June to August and silvery-green leaves.  It is very drought tolerant and makes an excellent choice for a rock or drought-tolerant garden. It grows best in full sun in soils with good drainage and is known to naturalize. It can be spread by division, by taking cuttings, or propagated from seed, although this is a slower method.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Rock and Crevice Garden
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#fragrant#full sun tolerant#drought tolerant#silver leaves#dwarf#rabbit resistant#deer resistant#rock gardens
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#fragrant#full sun tolerant#drought tolerant#silver leaves#dwarf#rabbit resistant#deer resistant#rock gardens
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Achillea
    Species:
    aleppica
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Uses (Ethnobotany):
    Often used as a medicinal herb.
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Turkey
    Fire Risk Rating:
    low flammability
    Wildlife Value:
    Attracts bees and butterflies.
    Play Value:
    Fragrance
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    drought, rabbit, and deer
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Perennial
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Dry
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Corymb
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Good Cut
    Good Dried
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Small yellow flowers that bloom from June to August.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Rock Wall
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Cutting Garden
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Rock Garden
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Rabbits