Common Name: Yarrow
This Genus is named after the Ancient Greek hero Achilles, whose soldiers used Achillea to treat wounds according to the Iliad.
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Has interesting foliage, Long flowering period
Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit
|Hardiness: Hardy||Height: 0.60 m (60 cm)|
|Sun/Shade: Full sun||Spread: 0.60 m (60 cm)|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous||Flower Colour: Cream, White|
|Foliage Colour: Green, Grey/Silver||Flowering Period: August to October|
Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained
The name translates to 'Moon Pagoda' which gives you an indication of how the luminous creamy-white flowers of this plant really glow. They are set off perfectly by the grey-green foliage and are renouned for holding their colour. The flowers are larger than your average achillea and they tend to come later so it is a great plant for adding much needed late summer colour. A wonderful plant that is a recipient of the Award of Garden Merit.
Garden Care: Achilleas do not like wet soil especially in winter. Stake if necessary using bamboo canes or brushwood before the flowers appear. Cut down to the ground in late winter but resist the urge to do this earlier as the seed heads look lovely in the winter light. Pull out seedlings as they appear as they rarely match the parent plant. Lift and divide large clumps in late autumn or early spring.