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Achillea 'Coronation Gold' AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Herbaceous Perennial

Habit

Columnar/Upright

Toxicity

Resilience

Hardiness

H7 (very hardy)

Colour

Flower

Yellow in Autumn and Summer

Foliage

Grey/Silver in Autumn, Spring and Summer

Size

Ultimate height

0.5-1 metres

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

2-5 years


Preferred common name

yarrow 'Coronation Gold'

Family

Asteraceae


Achillea can be mat-forming or upright perennials, mostly herbaceous, with sometimes aromatic, pinnately divided or simple and toothed leaves and flattened clusters of small, daisy-like flower-heads

'Coronation Gold' has leathery, grey-green leaves forming evergreen rosettes, from which arise erect stems to 1m in height, bearing large, flat heads of small golden-yellow flowers

Synonym(s)

  • Achillea filipendulina 'Coronation Gold'

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • South-facing, East-facing or West-facing
  • Exposed

Cultivation

An open sunny position in a moist but well-drained soil is best, but it will tolerate most situations apart from heavy, wet clay in winter

Soil

  • Well-drained or Moist but well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Loam, Chalk or Sand

Propagation

Propagate by division in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Architectural, Low Maintenance or Flower borders and beds


How to care

Pruning

Cut back untidy foliage in spring

Pests

Can get aphids

Diseases

May suffer from powdery mildews