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Fernleaf Yarrow Achillea filipendulina

Phonetic Spelling
ak-ih-LEE-a fil-ip-en-DOO-lin-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).

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.

 

Propagation: Cuttings, seeds, root division

Season: Late spring to mid-summer

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • Coronation Gold
Tags:
#gold#yellow#full sun#heat tolerant#perennial#yellow flowers#salt tolerant#herbaceous#dry soil tolerant#yarrow#long-lasting flowers#gold flowers#herbaceous perennial#poor soils tolerant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • Coronation Gold
Tags:
#gold#yellow#full sun#heat tolerant#perennial#yellow flowers#salt tolerant#herbaceous#dry soil tolerant#yarrow#long-lasting flowers#gold flowers#herbaceous perennial#poor soils tolerant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Achillea
    Species:
    filipendulina
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Leaf Cutting
    Root Cutting
    Seed
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Caucasus, Iran and Afghanistan
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    salt tolerant, dry soil, poor soil, heat
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Perennial
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Corymb
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Long-lasting
    Flower Bloom Time:
    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:
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Hairs Present:
    No
    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
  • Landscape:
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Dry Soil
    Heat
    Poor Soil
    Salt