Description: Loose sprays of double and semi-double button flowers on stout stalks. Ideal for borders, cutting and drying for winter bouquets.
Sowing Intructions: Sow in trays, pots, etc of good seed compost in a propagator or warm place to maintain an optimum temperature of 65-70F. Surface sow and do not exclude light.
Sowing Time: February to May. Reduce the soil temperature at night during germination.
Growing Instructions: Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into 3 in. pots. Acclimatize young plants to outdoor conditions before planting out 12 in. apart in full sun. Prefers a well drained soil.
This grows quite well up here, but can be invasive. As with most yarrows, it throws underground runners and spreads rapidly. However, the tiny rose-like double flowers are really charming. I like to put it around borders where it will show nicely. If you put it in a bed with other plants, it can choke everything else out. It also has a tendancy to fall over sometimes, so staking may be necessary.
Peter63: That's some great information. I think lots of us will benefit from it. I have gotten confused myself sometimes, so I read up on the subject, then get confused again! I seem to keep it fairly straight until I get to the hybrids!
Peter - that IS great information. Thanks for posting this! I love the first one, especially; the "Plant Epithets" list is particularly interesting (though it sounded like something crocuses might utter, LOL).
Now, are you THE Peter of this site by Peter Dawson? If so, it's a great site! If not, it still is a great site and you're a nice chap for posting it. ;)
this is exactly what i mean in the Welcome Mat, inroducing Peter to all...http://davesgarden.com/showthread/218095.html
unfortunately for lack of a better terminology to use, Peter is too humble to be recognized for his GREAT knowledge!
Carol ... there is so much we need to learn from Peter. now u know why i considered Peter the best amongst all Master Gardeners.
Kimberly... He is ONE and the same person!
Peter ... i've noticed more additions on ur web site. u're doing such a great job!!! thanks dear garden Buddy :D!!!
Aha! I figured it out when I saw his contributions to the PDB, and they were suspiciously identical to those in his plant portraits at his site. :D After writing a completely goofy, stumbling e-mail from his site, of course. ;)
Articles on the web site are created from my past horticultural experiences.
All photos are taken by myself either on visits to gardens or from my own past gardens. I do not now garden as I live in an apartment.
I know litte of data on the WWW but most forum users are conversant with using search engines such as Google and Copernic. Also those who wish to be guided to sites on particular subjects need go no further than MaVieRose who usually comes up with the goods. And I'm sure, other super-surfers also. I never seem to have the time to ride the waves.
Good gardening to all
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