James H. Schutte
Bred in Germany, Galaxy Series hybrids were created by crossing common yarrow (Achillea millefolium) with the cultivar ‘Taygetea’, a yellow-flowered cross between common yarrow and the European species Achillea clypeolata. These outstanding perennials form healthy clumps of ferny, green to gray-green foliage which remains more compact and spreads less aggressively than typical of common yarrow. Dense, flattened flower clusters are displayed on strong stems from early to midsummer,...
Silvery yarrow is a low-growing, semi-evergreen perennial native to the mountainous regions of Eastern Europe. It forms a dense mat of finely dissected, gray-green leaves which are aromatic and covered with soft hairs. Many flat-topped clusters of small, white flowers appear from midsummer to early autumn. They are attractive to butterflies, and contrast nicely with the silvery foliage.
This drought-tolerant plant grows best in full sun and thrives in a range of soils, but must have good drainage....
Gerald L. Klingaman
The tall, bold fernleaf yarrow has lovely foliage and summer flowers. It is a popular perennial that originates from Europe and Asia, but has naturalized across much of North America. Its fragrant, fernlike leaves are green or gray-green and form basal clumps that spread over time. In late spring to early summer it sends up tall, leafy stems topped with large, dense, flattened clusters of tiny golden yellow flowers, which may last as long as four weeks. Its flowers are great for cutting, and also...
(Cloth of Gold Fernleaf Yarrow, Fernleaf Yarrow)
Fernleaf yarrow is a tall, bold perennial originating from Europe and Asia which is valued for its lovely foliage and dense, flat-topped clusters of golden-yellow flowers in summer. The fragrant, fernlike leaves of ‘Cloth of Gold’ are light green and form a basal clump that spreads over time. In late spring to early summer it sends up tall, leafy stems topped with large, dense, flattened clusters of tiny golden yellow flowers, which may last as long as four weeks. Its flowers are great for cutting,...
James H. Schutte
(Fernleaf Yarrow, Gold Plant Fernleaf Yarrow)
Fernleaf yarrow is a tall, bold perennial originating from Europe and Asia which is valued for its lovely foliage and dense, flat-topped clusters of golden-yellow flowers in summer. Those of ‘Gold Plate’ are unusually flat and broad. They are borne from late spring to early summer on tall, leafy stems which rise from vigorous clumps of fragrant, fernlike, gray-green foliage. The flowers may last as long as four weeks, and are attractive to butterflies.
As with most yarrows, 'Gold Plate' is...
James H. Schutte
(Fernleaf Yarrow, Parker's Fernleaf Yarrow)
Fernleaf yarrow is a clump-forming herbaceous perennial native from the Caucasus to Central Asia. The cultivar 'Parker’s Variety’ bears large, deep golden yellow, flat to slightly rounded flower clusters on tall sturdy stems from late spring to midsummer. They rise from a basal clump of fragrant, fernlike, light gray-green foliage that spreads over time. The flowers may last as long as four weeks, and are attractive to butterflies.
As with most yarrows, ‘Parker’s Variety’ is tolerant of heat,...
(Angelique Yarrow, Common Yarrow)
Yarrow 'Angelique' accents the summer garden with many flat-topped clusters of dark blood red flowers with tiny yellow centers that nicely retain their color in the summer heat. Forming a nice spreading clump of fine, ferny, silvery-green foliage the dense, jewel-toned flower clusters are born on sturdy stems and are irresistible to butterflies.
This tough, easy-care perennial performs best in full sun and moist, reasonably fertile, well-drained soil, but will tolerate dry conditions and light...
(Apricot Delight Common Yarrow, Common Yarrow)
The warm salmon-pink blooms of this compact, free-flowering yarrow fade to soft buff with age, creating a beautiful two-tone effect. A patented cultivar, 'Apricot Delight' was derived from selections of the popular Summer Pastels group. Its large, flattened flower clusters are displayed in abundance atop vigorous clumps of ferny, gray-green foliage from early through midsummer. They are irresistible to butterflies, and also make fine cut flowers.
Common yarrow is a carefree, drought-tolerant...
(Cerise Queen Common Yarrow, Common Yarrow)
From early to midsummer, yarrow 'Cerise Queen' displays large, flat-topped clusters of vibrant, magenta-pink flowers with tiny white centers. These are borne on slender, sturdy stems which rise from vigorous clumps of bright green, ferny foliage. The bright blooms are irresistible to butterflies, and also make excellent cut flowers.
Common yarrow is a carefree, drought-tolerant species native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. Easily grown in full to part sun and average, well-drained...