Scientific Name: Achillea filipendulina 'Gold Plate'
Common Name: Gold Plate yarrow
Family Name: Asteraceae
Origin: Central / west Asia, Garden origin
Hardiness Zone: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 °C)
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Mature Size: 0.7 - 1.3m x 0.3 - 0.6m (height x width)
Habit: Stiffly upright
Form: Mounded, Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium - fine
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Attract butterflies, Cut flower or foliage, Dried flower or fruit, Perennial border
Exposure: Full sun, Sheltered
Soil or Media: Rocky or gravelly or dry
Leaves: Dissected, Alternate, Soft flexible, Pubescent, Distinctive smell, Lanceolate, Oblong, Double serrate, Lacerate, Pinnately lobed
Flowers: Head (capitulum), Yellow, Jul-Aug
Fruit: Cypsela (achene + calyx), Brown, Sep-Oct
Key ID Features:
Leaves deeply-dissected, 1-2 pinnatifid, hairy, fern-like, aromatic (spicy), oblong-lanceolate, 10-20cm long x 3-7cm wide, divided into as many as 15 pairs of linear-lanceolate toothed leaflet-like segments; heads small, 30-50 in a dense, flattened plate-like compound corymbs, 4-10cm wide, disk florets 15-30 per head, bright golden yellow, 2-3mm long, ray florets absent.