Yarrow

Achillea ptarmica 'The Pearl' (The Pearl Group)

Yarrow - Achillea ptarmica   'The Pearl' (The Pearl Group)

Common Name: Yarrow
Genus: Achillea
Species: ptarmica
Cultivar: 'The Pearl' (The Pearl Group)

This Genus is named after the Ancient Greek hero Achilles, whose soldiers used Achillea to treat wounds according to the Iliad.

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Has interesting foliage, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.75 m (75 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.60 m (60 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June to August

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Elegant sprays of pure white, double and semi-double pom-pom flowers are borne over a long period from June to August above finely toothed dark green leaves. This Achillea is vigourous and spreads to form a natural mound. A favourite of Edwardian garden designer Gertrude Jeykll it is excellent for the middle of a sunny, well-drained border and looks great with a backdrop of evergreens. It is long flowering and drought-tolerant.

  • Garden care: Stake using bamboo canes or brushwood before the flowers appear. Cut down to the ground in autumn. Pull out seedlings as they appear as they rarely match the parent plant. Lift and divide large clumps in late autumn or early spring. This Achillea is prone to mildew in hot humid conditions.


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