Helping You Become a More Successful Gardener
James H. Schutte
ACHILLEA filipendulina 'Parker's Variety'
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, limited drought and poor sandy soil. Still, it grows and flowers best in full sun and average soil with good drainage and regular moisture. It is unpalatable to deer, and its basal foliage will remain semi-evergreen in mild climates. The removal of spent flowers will help extend bloom time. Divide in spring or fall every few years to keep clumps manageable. This is a wonderful perennial for sunny gardens, especially those for cut flowers and butterflies. Its flowers also dry well and can be used in everlasting arrangements.
9 - 1
3 - 9
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
2'-5' / 0.6m - 1.5m
1'-3' / 0.3m - 0.9m
Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer
Eastern Europe, Russia/Siberia, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Pollution, Drought, Salt
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Spring, Summer, Fall
Light Green, Gray Green
Dried Flower / Everlasting, Cutflower, Dried Flower/Everlasting, Mixed Border, Wildflower
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