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Achillea filipendulina 'Cloth of Gold'

Fern-leaf Yarrow

Hardy Perennial

Achillea 'Cloth of Gold' is an indispensible border plant, with flat, plate-like, mustard yellow flower heads carried above finely-cut, ferny foliage. This free flowering perennial is undemanding and easy to grow, making a bright splash of summer colour in borders and meadows. Achillea flowers make a charming cut flower and can be dried for everlasting flowers too. Height: 1.5m (59"). Spread: 45cm (18").

Ideal For:
cottage gardens, wildlife gardens, low maintenance garden, cut flower garden, coastal garden
Flowering Period:
June, July, August, September
Sowing Months:
February, March, April, May, June, September, October
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (500 achillea seeds)

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    • Despatch: By end of March 2017
    • £0.99

Sow Achillea seed from February to June or September to October on the surface of a good seed compost, and cover with a light sprinkling of compost of vermiculite. Place in a propagator at a temperature of 15-24C (59-75F) or seal the seed tray inside a polythene bag until after germination, which usually takes 1- 3 weeks. Do not exclude light, as this helps germination.


When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant into 7.5cm (3") pots and grow on in cooler conditions. When Achillea plants are well grown and all risk of frost has passed, gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions for 10-15 days before planting outdoors. Plant Yarrow at a distance of 60cm (24") apart in full sun in any well drained soil. Overwinter September sowings in a cold frame and plant out the following spring.

Stake achillea stems in late spring. Cut back faded achillea flowers to encourage a second flush in late summer. Yarrow plants are relatively short lived perennials that will benefit from regular division every 2 or 3 years to maintain their vigour. Lift and divide overcrowded clumps in spring. Caution: irritant to skin and eyes.
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