Golden Yarrow - Ornamental Garden Flower
Golden Yarrow (Achillea filipendulina), is also known as Gold Plate because of the plate-like shape the cluster of yellow blooms take on. It may be one of the tallest yarrow varieties, growing up to 5 feet tall. Its aromatic fragrant foliage has a spicy scent to it that attracts bees and butterflies.
Golden Yarrow is an herbaceous perennial in Zones 3-8. It is best grown in a dry climate with sandy to loamy soils. Be sure to deadhead continually for a good population of colorful blossoms. Tolerates sun, deer, and pests. Plant in cottage gardens; they do particularly well on borders.
Golden Yarrow is showy, making for a good cut flower or dried flower
Variety: Golden or Yellow
Other Names: Golden Yarrow, Fernleaf Yarrow, Gold Plate Yarrow
Seeds per Oz: Approx 184,272
Days to Maturity: 75-120 days
Open Pollinated: Yes
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennial in Zones 3-8
Hardiness Zone: 3-10
Uses: Specimen, Group, Borders, Cottage Gardens, Containers
Temp Preference: Warmer
Light Preference: Full Sun
Comments: Stem rot, Powdery mildew, and rust can be occasional disease problems
|Seed Planting Depth||Seeds per Ounce||Germination Temperature||Days to Germination||Row Spacing||Plant Spacing||100' Row Yield||Sun|
|Press into surface, do not cover.||Approx 184,272||60 to 65 F||20-45 days||1 Foot||1 Foot||N/A||Full Sun or Partial Shade.|
Sowing: Sow indoors if possible and transplant. Outdoors, sow the seeds in spring after the last frost of the season. Space the plants at least a foot a part, in full sun. Germination takes about 3 to 4 weeks. Press into soil, but don’t cover yarrow seeds. Needs light to germinate.
Transplanting: Transplant to soil tilled or loosed to a depth of about a foot. Dig a hole at least 2x the diameter of the pot the plant was in. Fill in the soil around the root ball, ensuring that the top of the root ball is level with the ground.
Soil Preference: Golden Yarrow is drought tolerant and should do well in poor soils. Make sure your soil has good drainage and won’t be likely to accumulate standing water at the base of the plant.
Other Tips:: Some gardeners don’t like the appearance of the flowering stalks, and these can be trimmed away (close to ground level). Do your best to remove dying or dead leaves. Keep away from standing water, as this can encourage leaf rot. Prolonged wet weather can also bring about rot.