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ACHILLEA 'Coronation Gold'

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Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

ACHILLEA 'Coronation Gold'

Plant Common Name

Coronation Gold Yarrow, Hybrid Yarrow

General Description

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 soil of average fertility. Prompt removal of faded flower stems may result in a second, though smaller bloom display. Large clumps may be divided in late summer or early fall. ‘Coronation Gold’ is ideal for mixed borders or cottage gardens, and its blossoms are excellent in both fresh and dried arrangements. In a very well-drained setting, this taller yarrow is outstanding combined with the dramatic, upright spikes of foxtail lilies (Eremerus) such as ‘Ruiter Hybrids’ or the pale orange ‘Cleopatra’.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    3 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    A1, A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun

  • Height

    30"-36" / 76.2cm - 91.4cm

  • Width

    18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring, Early Summer

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Drought

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant, Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Gold

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Sea Green, Silver

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Sea Green, Silver

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Sea Green, Silver

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    Yes

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    Yes

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    Semi-Evergreen

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Dried Flower / Everlasting, Cutflower, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No