Achillea filipendulina Cloth of Gold description
Green feathery foliage.
Golden yellow flowers in the summer and early autumn.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
A bat friendly plant.
Good for wildlife in general.
Can tolerate a coastal aspect with a certain amount of salt laden air.
How easy is it to grow:
This has won the RHS Award of Garden Merit . To win this impressive accolade the plants must have outstanding excellence for decorating a garden, be robust, not require highly specialist growing conditions or care and not be particularly susceptible to any pest or disease.
Good for filling in a space in a dry border and is fairly trouble free.
Common name: Cloth of Gold Yarrow.
The best position in the garden:
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, it will fill out some space in a border.
What type of soil:
Free draining soil, also tolerates chalky soil.
How much moisture:
Normal, or dryish stony, but not wet.
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Trim hard in the late winter.
Probably will flop in wet weather, so will need staking.
Size of plant:
Height 120 cm.
Spread 50 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 3 plants per square metre.
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