Named for Queen Elizabeth's coronation, award-winner Achillea 'Coronation Gold' is a spectacular yarrow that is extremely easy to grow and provides outstanding results even if neglected. Bearing masses of long-lasting, conspicuous, bright gold flat umbel flowers from late spring to late summer over a pleasantly aromatic, silver-green foliage, it is a vital ingredient of herbaceous borders, cottage gardens, meadows or prairies. Paired with flamboyant crocosmia, daylilies or with the ice cool blue salvia, this exceptional yarrow creates eye catching plant combinations and enlivens any sunny corner of your garden!
- Easy care, drought, heat, humidity, deer and rabbit tolerant, this Achillea is a perennial that is rich in many qualities aside from its good looks!
- Grows up to 2-3 feet tall (60-90 cm) in an upright clump of cheerful mustard-yellow flowers over a silvery-gray finely cut foliage.
- Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
- Thrives in full sun in average, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils. Light shade, is tolerated but best coloring and flowering is obtained in full sun. Dry soils are also tolerated. Avoid rich, moist soils which would cause your Yarrow to get floppy or leggy. Good drainage is essential.
- Vital ingredient of herbaceous borders, cottage gardens, meadows or prairies. This Yarrow is also valued for the excellent quality of its cut flowers, whether in bouquets or dried floral arrangements.
- Yarrows are a must if you are trying to attract butterflies!
- Deadheading will extend the bloom season. Cutting back after initial flowering will promote a rebloom.
Achillea, commonly known as Yarrow, belongs to the Asteraceae family, which also includes asters, chrysanthemums, and sunflowers. The genus was named after Achilles, hero of the Trojan Wars in Greek mythology, who used the plant to stop the bleeding and heal the wounds of his soldiers. Achillea millefolium (Common Yarrow) is native to most of Europe and temperate parts of western Asia. Brightening the garden throughout the summer, this perennial plant is versatile, easy to propagate and available in a wide range of sizes and colors.