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Achillea Species, Dwarf Yarrow, Woolly Yarrow

Achillea tomentosa

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Achillea (ak-ih-LEE-a) (Info)
Species: tomentosa (toh-men-TOH-suh) (Info)

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Groundcovers

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Silver/Gray

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

Flowers are good for drying and preserving

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 2a: to -45.5 C (-50 F)

USDA Zone 2b: to -42.7 C (-45 F)

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

This plant is resistant to deer

Aromatic

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Fremont, California

Hanford, California

Huntington Beach, California

New Milford, Connecticut

Boise, Idaho

Louisville, Kentucky

Taylorsville, Kentucky

Pinconning, Michigan

Jacksonville, Oregon

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Gardeners' Notes:

4
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0
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0
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RatingContent
Positive

On Jul 2, 2014, sladeofsky from Louisville, KY (Zone 6b) wrote:

If, like me, you are a lover of mounds and mats or you just don't have room for larger Yarrows, this is the plant for you. Very tidy and compact.

Positive

On Jul 21, 2008, adam_martin from Jenks, OK wrote:

some breeds of this plant are also found on the prairie and can be used for a variety of ailments: Respiratory problems, helps stop blood flow, helps clean wounds, and the fern type leaves can be chewed to ease a tooth ache.

Positive

On Sep 27, 2004, pokerboy from Canberra,
Australia (Zone 8b) wrote:

I am a fan of all Achilleas but this one would have to be one of my favorites as it is so low all the time. It also produces an abundance of flowers. pokerboy.

Positive

On Jan 8, 2004, jarda from Jindichv Hradec,
Czech Republic wrote:

Excellent in bloom, seed yields are not too high here. As a seed production subject it does not give seed enough to get rich.

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