Achillea tomentosum description
Green feathery foliage.
Golden yellow flowers in early summer.
It can be shy to flower if the soil is too rich.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
A bat friendly plant.
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.
Also known as Achillea tomentosa.
Common name: Woolly Yarrow.
The best position in the garden:
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, it will fill out a small space.
What type of soil:
Any reasonable soil, also tolerates chalky soil.
How much moisture:
Normal, or dryish stony.
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 off old flower stems.
Size of plant:
Height 30 cm.
Spread 30 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 10 plants per square metre.
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