Fernleaf Yarrow (Achillea filipendulina )-Hort Answers - University of Illinois Extension
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Fernleaf Yarrow
Achillea filipendulina

Achillea 'Coronation Gold'
Achillea 'Coronation Gold'
Large clusters of yellow flowers, 4 inches across. Strong upright stems with aromatic silvery gray foliage.Forms large clumps. 
Needs full sun, and very well drained soils. When put in more fertile soil they tend to flop over and will tend to spread faster and become more agressive. Drought tolerant. 

'Moonshine' 18-24 inches tall, more compact, sulfur yellow flowers, blooms earlier.

'Terracotta' 2-3 feet tall, peach color flowers that change to terra cotta as they age.

'Coronation Gold' 2-3 feet, yellow flowers up to 4 inches in diameter

Mature Height
18 Inches - 3 Feet
USDA Hardiness Zone
3 - 9 
Bloom Color
Bloom Season
June - August
Soil Conditions
Exposure/Light Requirements
Full Sun
Foliage Color
Pests and Problems
Additional Notes
Attracts butterflies, has fragrant foliage, deer and rabbit resistant, good for cutting and drying.


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