2-3 Litre Pot
- RHS Award of Garden Merit
- Position: Full sun
- Soil: Moist, well drained
- Growth Rate: Average
- Flowering Period: June-September
- Hardiness: H7
- Eventual Height: 0.5-1m
- Eventual Spread: 0.1-0.5m
Achillea Coronation Gold, commonly known as Yarrow, a recipient of the much coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit, is a herbaceous perennial with aromatic grey-green, leaves forming small, evergreen rosettes, above which flat heads of golden yellow flowers on tall erect stems flourish throughout the Summer months, particularly attractive to butterflies, bees and other beneficial insects visiting the garden, Achillea makes a wonderful addition to any perennial border adding height and colour alongside other herbaceous perennials.
How to care for your Achillea Coronation Gold
- Soil and Water Requirements: Prefers well-draining soil that is not too fertile. Avoid waterlogging the soil, which can cause root rot. Water the plant deeply and infrequently, about once a week or when the soil becomes dry to the touch.
- Sunlight Requirements: Requires full sun to thrive, which means it needs at least six hours of direct sunlight every day.
- Pruning and Deadheading: Deadheading, or removing the spent flowers, will encourage your plant to produce more blooms. Prune the plant back in early Spring to encourage fresh growth.
- Fertilising: Does not require much fertiliser. Apply a balanced fertiliser in early Spring if needed.
- Dividing: Over time they may become too large and require dividing. This is best done in early Spring or Autumn. Dig up the plant and gently separate the root ball into smaller sections, replanting them in new locations.
By following these simple tips, you can ensure that your Achillea Coronation Gold thrives and produces beautiful, golden blooms year after year.