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Achillea filipendulina

Phonetic Spelling
ak-ih-LEE-a fil-ip-en-DOO-line-uh
Description

Achillea filipendulina is an Asian species of flowering herbaceous perennial plants in the sunflower family, native to central and southwestern Asia. It is also naturalized in parts of Europe and North America.  This perennial does well in average garden soils and tolerates poor soils as long as drainage is good. Avoid heavy clays and moist, rich, fertile soils. Plants tolerate hot and humid summers with some drought and are moderately salt tolerant. Plants are best sited in locations protected from strong winds. Deadhead spent flower heads to lateral buds to promote additional bloom. Cut plants back to basal leaves after flowering to tidy the planting and to encourage possible additional fall bloom. Divide clumps when they become overcrowded (every 3-4 years).  Heavily enriched and moist soil can cause the plant to become leggy.

This variety of yarrow is one of the tallest varieties.  The long-lasting blooms are great cut or dried.  Its dried flowers can last for years.

The foliage of Achillea filipendulina is green and has a fern-like texture with a strong spicy odor that forms an attractive basal clump of foliage. Tiny, long-lasting, bright golden flowers (yellow rays and yellow discs) appear in dense flattened plate-like compound corymbs (to 4" across) throughout summer on stiff, erect stems rising above the foliage to 3-4' tall.  The stems may need to be staked for support.

Insects, Diseases and Other Plant Problems:  Diseases that may be encountered are stem rot, powdery mildew, and rust.  Overwatering can lead to root rot.

 

 

 

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Altgold'
    Shorter cultivar, 2'
  • 'Cloth of Gold'
    Taller cultivar - 5'
  • 'Coronation Gold'
    Non reseeding variety
  • 'Gold Plate'
    One of the tallest Yarrows.
  • 'Walther Funcke'
    Shorter cultivar, 2'
'Altgold', 'Cloth of Gold', 'Coronation Gold', 'Gold Plate', 'Walther Funcke'
Tags:
#gold#yellow#full sun#heat tolerant#perennial#yellow flowers#salt tolerant#rabbit resistant#herbaceous#yarrow#long-lasting flowers#gold flowers#deer resistant#herbaceous perennial#poor soils tolerant#dry soils tolerant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Altgold'
    Shorter cultivar, 2'
  • 'Cloth of Gold'
    Taller cultivar - 5'
  • 'Coronation Gold'
    Non reseeding variety
  • 'Gold Plate'
    One of the tallest Yarrows.
  • 'Walther Funcke'
    Shorter cultivar, 2'
'Altgold', 'Cloth of Gold', 'Coronation Gold', 'Gold Plate', 'Walther Funcke'
Tags:
#gold#yellow#full sun#heat tolerant#perennial#yellow flowers#salt tolerant#rabbit resistant#herbaceous#yarrow#long-lasting flowers#gold flowers#deer resistant#herbaceous perennial#poor soils tolerant#dry soils tolerant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Achillea
    Species:
    filipendulina
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Leaf Cutting
    Root Cutting
    Seed
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Caucasus, Iran and Afghanistan
    Wildlife Value:
    Attracts butterflies and bees.
    Play Value:
    Attractive Flowers
    Attracts Pollinators
    Easy to Grow
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    salt tolerant, dry soil, poor soil, heat
    Edibility:
    The leaves can be eaten raw or cooked.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 3 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 2 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Edible
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Perennial
    Weed
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Semi-evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Dry
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Corymb
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Good Cut
    Good Dried
    Long Bloom Season
    Long-lasting
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    Tiny, long-lasting, bright golden flowers (yellow rays and yellow discs) appear in dense flattened plate-like compound corymbs (to 4" across) throughout summer on stiff, erect stems rising above the foliage to 3-4' tall.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Semi-evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Soft
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Linear
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    The foliage of Achillea filipendulina is green and has a fern-like texture with a strong spicy odor that forms an attractive basal clump of foliage.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Form:
    Straight
    Stem Description:
    The stems are stiff and erect, growing to 3-4' above the foliage.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Coastal
    Meadow
    Patio
    Slope/Bank
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Cutting Garden
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Small groups
    Specimen
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Dry Soil
    Heat
    Poor Soil
    Salt