Achillea filipendulina

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 Achillea filipendulina subsp. var.  Fernleaf Yarrow
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Habit: herbaceous
Height: to
Width: to
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Height: 24 in to 48 in
Width: 24 in to 48 in
Bloom: early summer, mid summer, late summer
Exposure: sun
Features: flowers, ground cover
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USDA Zones: 5 to 10
Sunset Zones:
Flower features: orange, yellow
Asteraceae > Achillea filipendulina var. ,

Achillea filipendulina (Fernleaf Yarrow) is an ornamental plant in the Asteraceae family.

This plant grows 4ft. high, and the foliage, though fern-like, has an untidy appearance, from the irregular way in which it is disposed. It is herbaceous, and comes from the Caucasus. The flowers are somewhat singular, arranged in corymbs of a multiplex character; they are very large, often 5in. across. The smaller corymbs are arched or convex, causing the cluster or compound corymb to present an uneven surface; the small flowers are of rich old gold colour, and have the appearance of knotted gold cord; they are very rigid, almost hard. The leaves are linear, pinnate, lobed and serrated, hairy, rough, and numerously produced. From the untidy and tall habit of this subject, it should be planted in the background; its flowers, however, will claim a prominent position in a cut state; they are truly rich, the undulating corymbs have the appearance of embossed gold plate, and their antique colour and form are compared to gold braid by a lady who admires "old-fashioned" flowers. It will last for several weeks after being cut, and even out of water for many days. A few heads placed in an old vase, without any other flowers, are rich and characteristic, whilst on bronze figures and ewers in a dry state, and more especially on ebony or other black decorations, it may be placed with a more than floral effect. In short, rough as the plant is, it is worth growing for its quaint and rich flowers alone; it is seldom met with. Ordinary garden loam suits it, and its propagation may be carried out at any time by root divisio, in the same way which is used for A. aegyptiaca.

Flowering period, June to September.

Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Achillea filipendulina, Lam. (A. Eupatorium, Bieb.). Height 4-5 ft.: st. erect, furrowed, glandular spotted and almost hairy: fls. yellow in dense, convex compound corymbs, often 5 in. across. June-Sept. Orient.—Needs staking.CH

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