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PlantFiles: Woolly Yarrow, Dwarf Yarrow
Achillea tomentosa 'King Edward'

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

Synonym:Achillea x lewisii

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6 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Alpines and Rock Gardens
Groundcovers

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
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)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow
Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Silver/Gray
Aromatic
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
This plant is resistant to deer

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:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Profile:

2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive pokerboy On Mar 17, 2005, pokerboy from Canberra
Australia (Zone 8b) wrote:

A great dwarf yarrow tolerating drought and heat. pokerboy.

Neutral tcfromky On Aug 26, 2004, tcfromky from Mercer, PA (Zone 5a) wrote:

This Woolly Yarrow is evergreen, spreading 8 inches high, 1&1/2 feet wide or more. Clusters of soft yellow flowers in spring. Full sun, quite drought and deer resistant. It makes a good edging and works in containers and rock gardens.

Positive Terry On Jan 20, 2003, Terry from Murfreesboro, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

Much more refined and prettier than the species - the creamy yellow flowers and the gray foliage sound like an odd combination, but they work well together. Heat tolerant, but will not take heavy, clay soil.

Regional...

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

Russellville, Arkansas
Hiram, Georgia
Chicago, Illinois
Beverly, Massachusetts
Rotterdam, New York
Ashley, Pennsylvania
Summerville, South Carolina
Knoxville, Tennessee



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