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Scientific Name: Achillea millefolium cvs.
Pronunciation: ack-ih-LEE-uh mill-ih-FOE-lee-um
Common Name: yarrow cultivars
Family Name: Asteraceae
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features: Basal; leaves fern-like, deeply lobed; A. 'Moonshine' hairy leaves, lightly scented bright yellow cyme; A. 'Apple Blossom' unscented deep pink to white cyme, flat flowers.
Course(s): HORT 1193/1293, HORT 2355


Habit: Spreading
Form: Mounded
Texture: Medium - fine
Mature Size:
Height:0.4 - 0.7m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Europe, Garden origin (Europe to west Asia)
Hardiness Rating: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium: Rocky or gravelly or dry
Water Use: Low, Summer dry
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Attract butterflies, Container planting, Cut flower or foliage, Dried flower or fruit, Dryland (no watering), Group or mass planting, Perennial border, Small garden/space, Summer interest
Additional Info: Google. Cultivars found on campus: Achillea 'Cerise Queen' (GAZN), Achillea 'Citronella’ (GAZN), Achillea 'Moonshine' (GAZN), Achillea 'Paprika' (GAZW), Achillea ‘Terracotta’ (BUG), Achillea ‘Apple Blossom’, Achillea 'Summer Pastels' , and Achilea 'Strawberry Seduction'. Note: weedy forms have white flowers and produces rhizomes.
yarrow cultivars
 
 
Leaf Morphology:
Form: Compound, Dissected
Arrangement: Alternate, Basal
Texture/ Venation: Pinnate venation, Soft flexible
Surfaces: Distinctive smell
Compound Leaf: Bipinnate
Colour in Summer: Green, Silver / Grayish
Colour in Fall: Yellow, Silver / Grayish
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Lanceolate
Apices: Acute
Bases: Cuneate
Margins: Pectinate, Pinnately lobed

 
 
Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Corymb-like, Head (capitulum)
Flower Morphology:
Corolla Shape:Ligulate
Colour (petals): Showy, White, Yellow, Pink
Flower Scent: Musky, Unpleasant
Flower Time at Peak: Jul, Aug, Sep

 
Fruit Type: Cypsela (achene + calyx)
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Oct, Nov

 
Bark or Stem Colour:
  


Propagation: Division - below ground parts
Plant Care:
Maintenance:Low
Pest Susceptibility: Pest resistant, Disease resistant, Rabbit resistant, Deer resistant
 
Location(s):
(AGB) Acer Griseum Bed
(BCE) Boulevard (Circular) Eastend
(BUG) BUG garden
(GAZ) GAZebo
(GAZN) GAZebo North
(NRY) NuRserY
(WLG) WoodLand Garden
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