Achillea filipendulina 'Cloth of Gold'

Achillea filipendulina 'Cloth of Gold'

Yarrow

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Achillea filipendulina 'Cloth of Gold'
  • Common name: Yarrow
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 1.5m

Spread: 45cm

Flower colour:
  • Yellow
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Attractive to wildlife, Flowers

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Yarrows come in a variety of different colours, from white and yellow to shocking pink. Their flat flower heads contrast wonderfully with their dark green, feathery foliage, and make the perfect landing pad for insects. They're particularly attractive to hoverflies.

Achillea 'Cloth of Gold' has light green foliage and deep golden blooms. It's perfect for growing towards the middle of an ornamental border or wildlife garden, and is also ideal for growing in gravel gardens. For best results, grow Achillea 'Cloth of Gold' in full sun in well-drained soil. Divide clumps every three to five years, and never allow plants to become waterlogged.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers, Seeds for birds

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Harmful if ingested, Purgative if ingested

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