Sometimes listed as Acer ginnala, Amur maple is a small, low-branched, deciduous tree native to eastern Asia. It is a variable species, but many desirable cultivars have been introduced.
The glossy rich green leaves of Amur maple are somewhat slender and often three-lobed. Its best forms have foliage that turns fiery red in fall, though all Amur maple offer brilliant fall color in shades of red, yellow and orange. The fall leaves are accompanied by prolific and showy clusters of winged...
(Appleblossom Yarrow, Hybrid Yarrow)
'Appleblossom' displays a profusion of large, rose pink flowerheads on vigorous, compact plants throughout summer. Bred in Germany, this hybrid is a member of the popular Galaxy Series, which were developed by crossing common yarrow (Achillea millefolium) with the yellow-flowered Achillea ‘Taygetea’. It forms a healthy clump of fine, ferny, green foliage which spreads more politely than that of common yarrow. Its dense, flattened flower clusters are displayed on sturdy stems...
(Coronation Gold Yarrow, Hybrid Yarrow)
This big, beautiful yarrow displays large, flattened platters of golden yellow flowers which seem to float above healthy clumps of silvery, aromatic, finely divided foliage. The long-lasting flowers appear on tall, slender stems from late spring to early summer, and are attractive to butterflies. ‘Coronation Gold’ is thought to be a cross between the species Achillea filipendula and Achillea clypeolata.
Grow this easy, drought-tolerant perennial in full sun and well-drained...
(Hybrid Yarrow, Mary Ann Yarrow)
This lovely yarrow displays many flat-topped clusters of pale lemon-yellow flowers from late spring to midsummer. The blooms rise on slender, compact stems above spreading clumps of finely divided, fernlike, silvery foliage, and are attractive to butterflies.
‘Mary Ann’ grows easily in full sun and well-drained soil of average fertility. Faded flower stems may be cut to the ground after blooming to maintain a neat appearance. Yarrow is suitable for mixed borders and cottage-style gardens,...
(Hybrid Yarrow, Moonshine Yarrow)
This gorgeous, compact yarrow lives up to its name with its shimmering display of brilliant yellow flowers held atop compact mounds of silvery, finely divided foliage. The blossoms appear in dense, flat-topped clusters on short, sturdy stems from late spring to early summer, and are attractive to butterflies. This hybrid is the result of a cross between Achillea clypeolata and Achillea ‘Taygetea’.
Grow this easy, drought-tolerant perennial in full sun and well-drained soil...
Bred in Germany, 'Paprika' decorates the summer garden with many flat-topped clusters of deep red flowers with tiny yellow centers. This hybrid is member of the popular Galaxy Series, which was developed by crossing common yarrow (Achillea millefolium) with the yellow-flowered Achillea ‘Taygetea’. It forms a healthy clump of fine, ferny, green foliage which spreads more politely than that of common yarrow. Its dense, jewel-toned flower clusters bloom atop sturdy stems from early...
James H. Schutte
The warm apricot-pink flower clusters of ‘Salmon Beauty’ fade to pale buff with age, creating a beautiful two-tone effect against its soft, gray-green foliage. Bred in Germany, it is member of the popular Galaxy Series, which were developed by crossing common yarrow (Achillea millefolium) with the yellow-flowered Achillea ‘Taygetea’. Its fine, ferny foliage forms a healthy clump, but spreads more politely than that of common yarrow. Many dense, flattened flower clusters bloom...
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...