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  • 6/13/2006

Gold Yarrow

Achillea filipendulina (Asteraceae)

An upright, drought tolerant, perennial, native to Europe but has naturalized throughout North America. The finely dissected leaves resemble those of a fern and are easily identified in the seedling stage. The small mustard-yellow flowers are tightly compact forming a disc-shaped head usually affixed to a single stem. Prefers light, rich soils in full sun.

Average planting success with this species: 50%
Height: 2-4 feet
Germination: 30-90 days
Optimum soil temperature for germination: 60-65F
Sowing depth: Surface Sow
Blooming period: May-November
Average seeds per pound: 2,790,000
Seeding rate: 1/2 lb. per acre
Suggested use: Slopes, hillsides, mixtures, borders.
Miscellaneous: An attractive variety for floral arrangements with a vase life of 10 to 14 days. Cut when half the flowers are fully open.

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